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Importance of Digital Safety for Journalists Highlighted in New Guide

| By: Dan McDevitt

New UNESCO/RSF safety guide recommends using tools like Tor and CryptoCat

A new edition of a safety guide for journalists in repressive environments created by UNESCO and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) includes a section dedicated to digital safety. Among the proffered tips: use anonymity enhancing Tor Browser and secure messaging platforms such as CryptoCat. Privacy and security tools like these are essential for journalists operating in challenging environments such as under an authoritarian regime, as highlighted by the guidebook.

Read about the new UNESCO/RSF safety guide here. Read the complete guide in English here (pdf).

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