#Online #Privacy #Guide for #Journalists 2017 (28 page PDF also available)


Excerpt “… Many veteran journalists, but not only these, surely noticed that we are all of a sudden bombarded again from all-over with mentions of Watergate. Books like George Orwell’s 1984 are on display at bookstores and an air of danger to freedom of speech and freedom of the press is spreading slowly like a dark cloud over the Western Hemisphere, raising old fears.
When an American serving president accuses a former president of surveillance; when he prevents central US media outlets access – so far always granted, and taken for granted – to press conferences he holds; and when he incessantly knocks and accuses the media of being the country’s enemy number one, it isn’t surprising that memories of President Nixon surface up more with every self-pitying tweet about SNL, and that even Republican Senators such as John McCain express fear for the future of democracy.
And McCain is not alone. Many journalists whom I have spoken with recently, expressed concern for whatever lays ahead for the freedom of the press. At a time when it’s possible to express the following statement – “Donald Trump controls the NSA” – and not be held a liar, anything’s possible. Add that to the fact that recent news on CIA taught us that almost all encryption systems can be compromised, if someone has the perseverance to crack them – and you are en route to envisioning an utterly Dystopian world, where you cannot even get too comfortable laying on your sofa, in front of your own smart TV.
The good news is that it is nevertheless possible to make it difficult for anyone to try and intercept your emails, the text messages you’re sending or your phone calls. You can take measures to make the lives of those who want to uncover your sources and the information being revealed to you, much harder. Of course, the degree of effort you’re prepared to take to protect your privacy, your sources’ anonymity and your data’s safety, should be commensurate to the likelihood of a real threat, be that hacking or spying.
“The old-fashioned promises – I’m not going to reveal my source’s identity or give up my notes – are kind of empty if you’re not taking steps to protect your information digitally”, says Barton Gellman of the Washington Post, whose source, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, helped uncover the scope of the NSA’s and British GCHQ’s operations, to his interviewer Tony Loci. Loci herself, who covered American judicial system for AP, The Washington Post and USA Today, and was herself held in contempt of court for refusing to identify sources, would probably endorse that.
You can see the eBook PDF-version of this guide here.

“… 6. List of Sources for This Book

Security for journalists: How to keep your sources and your information safe


Securing data, sources and yourself


Surveillance and Security: Are reporters and news organizations doing enough to protect sources?


Muckraking Goes Global: The Future of Cross-Border Investigative Journalism


The Ultimate Guide for Online Privacy


What Is a DNS Cache?


How to Anonymize Everything You Do Online


19 ways to stay anonymous and protect your online privacy


Edward Snowden explains how to reclaim your privacy


Information security for journalists: staying secure online


NSA targets the privacy-conscious



Obama DOJ formally accuses journalist in leak case of committing crimes


Your WhatsApp secrets are safe now. But Big Brother is still watching you…


Obama Pursuing Leakers Sends Warning to Whistle-Blowers


6 encryption mistakes that lead to data breaches

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Portenier #bursary competition offers #safety #training for independent #journalists exposing #human #rights abuses

Portenier bursary competition offers safety training for independent journalists exposing human rights abuses

“…The bursary provides C$3,000 towards a hostile environment course of the winner’s choosing from a range of approved course providers in Canada, the USA or Britain. It is open to qualified independent applicants of any nationality, experienced or novice, working on significant projects for which funding is in place. The rules are available on the Forum’s website.
The bursary is awarded by an independent jury with expertise in the field, including a representative of the UK-based Rory Peck Trust, which offers safety training bursaries and other support to freelancers.
Last year’s Portenier winner was Eman Helal, an Egyptian photojournalist whose work documents sexual harassment and attacks against women in her country. Applications were received from freelancers and independent documentary-makers in 25 countries.
In 2015 the Portenier was won by Jason O’Hara, a Toronto filmmaker working on a documentary about abuses in the clearance of favelas in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. …”

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6 Different Microphone Positions Compared on Voice Video

6 Different Microphone Positions Compared on Voice [Video]
I wanted to share a new video we just uploaded where Matthew Weiss compares the different sounds of various microphone positions.
Lots of shootouts already exist comparing different microphone choices, and those are certainly valuable, but you rarely see comparisons and analysis on the subtleties of different microphone positions.
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The Social Media Glossary: 226 Essential Definitions

The Social Media Glossary: 226 Essential Definitions
“… A glossary of common words you should know if you’re in the social media industry.
A lot can change in a year, especially in the world of social media. It can be difficult to keep up with all of the terms and slang used with the introduction of new technologies and platforms, so we decided it was time to update our Social Media Glossary. Like previous editions of the glossary, this is a living document that will continue to grow as we add more terms and expand our definitions. …”


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"… Live streaming on Facebook also allows the audience to comment and send questions to the media in real-time, which creates an instantaneous interaction not possible with television.

For this special report, the Knight Center talked to several editors from Spanish-language media in various countries, and with a representative of Facebook. We selected ten cases of Facebook Live broadcasts by these media (see the bottom of this article) to reflect on the experiences of those media organizations with this new tool and the lessons learned.

“The volume of comments is 10 times greater in a live video compared with a normal video on Facebook. As for playing time, people are watching live content three times longer than they spend watching recorded material. It is an incredible tool. When you combine interactivity and real-time, it’s an incomparable force,” said Luis Renato Olivalves, director of media relations for Facebook in Latin America, in an interview with the Knight Center.

Univision is one of the television networks that joined Facebook Live to cover journalistic needs not suited for television. Breaking news, for example, is one of the areas where Facebook Live has been beneficial to the Spanish-language broadcaster…."


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