Journalists need to think about how better to protect themselves, their families, colleagues and sources from digital threats, including issues ranging from online abuse to sophisticated surveillance. Media workers face a wide range of adversaries with ever-increasing tech capacity which leaves them and their sources vulnerable. This is especially true for freelancers. Without the technical support or guidelines for digital security provided by a media organisation, freelance journalists need to be well informed about digital threats and put in place their own protections measures for safer online conduct.
During this online training session, digital safety expert Ela Stapley shares tips and tools to build your security plan and to improve your digital safety skills and knowledge.
💡 This recorded training covers:
- Practical resources available to freelancers (RPT, FFR, ACOS + others)
- Digital risk assessment
- Account security best practice
- You & your online profile, better protection against online abuse.
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