cybersecurity

Cyber security training for journalists: Tips and tricks to keep your communications safe

en français / en español / en català Journalists face an increasing challenge to secure their communications in a digital world. The protection of confidential source can be easily compromised in a world where surveillance is becoming ubiquitous. Can journalists secure their communications and protect their sources? To address the issue, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) has organised a four-day workship starting from 19 to 21 January in Brussels on “Cyber security for journalists”. Run by digital security expert, Dmitri Vitaliev, twenty-one journalists and union officers are given a hand-on approach to…

Protection of sources

(16.04.2013) The European Federation of Journalists published a policy document on protection of sources. The right of journalists to protect their own sources is well recognised in international law. Many countries now recognise the protection of journalists’ sources adopting specific legal provisions either in laws or constitutions. The policy document sets “basic criteria” in order to assist EFJ affiliates  to evaluate through a review of existing legislation law proposals discussed in various national  Parliaments throughout Europe. The first publication of this EFJ policy document was in October 2008 drafted by former EFJ Vice President Philippe Leruth and Steering Committee member Patrick…