Best Safety Management Practices for Nonprofit and Other Groups

Best Safety Management Practices for Nonprofit and Other Groups A worst case scenario: Development Alternatives “failed” to either “take basic remedial measures” or provide  “education and training that was necessary to minimize the risk of harm.” D
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Digital Safety for National Security Reporters, Human Rights Defenders

Digital Safety for National Security Reporters and Human Rights Defenders “The old model of a handshake around source protection is no longer enough; journalists who want to work with confidential sources must be able to provide enough information security to prevent their sourc
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Personal Safety Training; Crisis Management Services

Personal Safety Training; Crisis Management Services Safety & Crisis Management Tools, Training – Humanitarian and development professionals frequently operate in areas of moderate to severe risk. Best safety practices require advance security preparation. Global Journalist
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From the Maghreb to Yale Law School

Last week we joined the State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council. Later this week we fly to Tunis for the Circumvention Tech Summit. Next week we speak on journalism and digital security at Yale Law School. To learn more about these events and our role in each of th
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Protecting Journalism: Anonymous and Secure Communications for Reporters and Sources

Yale Law School on Nov. 29 will bring together journalists and technologists to discuss digital security and journalism; current practices among journalists; the merits and pitfalls of available technology; and what more can—or should—be done. The first panel includes technology journ
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Journalists Need New Ways to Stay Safe

Threats facing journalists have changed dramatically in the last decade. VOA’s Vivian Chakarian interviews GJS’ Frank Smyth, the main author of CPJ’s Journalist Security Guide, Roy Gutman, Baghdad Bureau Chief of McClatchy Newspapers, and Martha Raddatz, Chief Foreig
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Digital Security; Journalists at Risk

GJS’ Frank Smyth is speaking at two San Francisco events. A Society of Professional Journalists Sept. 19 panel on Digital Security Tools for Working Journalists with First Amendment attorney Geoffrey King, CPJ’s Danny O’Brien and Al Jazeera’s Melissa Chan. An O
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American Journalism Review piece on Digital Safety quotes GJS’ Smyth

If [the late Mexican blogger Castro] was being tracked electronically, what could Castro have done to reduce the danger? “She could have used Tor,” says Smyth, main author of the CPJ guide. Tor is described on its Web site as free software that “prevents anyone from
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GJS’ Smyth quoted on journalist risks in Syria in Newsweek/The Daily Beast

“In Syria, you have fluid battle lines, but you also have a more fluid mix of regular and irregular combatants—a less centralized insurgent force, and also government forces that are being supported in urban areas by militias,” says Frank Smyth, the senior security adviser at the Comm
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