Journalism and Surveillance: Maintaining Confidentiality Using End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) Open Source Tools

Lagos, Nigeria, 21 October 2023, 07:30 to 16:00 UTC

Hosted by Human Rights Journalists Network Nigeria

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The Human Rights Journalists Network Nigeria (HRJN) is proud to present a groundbreaking workshop focused on “Journalism and Surveillance: Maintaining Confidentiality using End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) Open Source Tools.” HRJN designs this event to address the evolving challenges of digital communication security faced by journalists and to equip them with the knowledge and tools necessary to safeguard their sources, protect sensitive information, and maintain the highest standards of journalistic integrity.

Event Highlights:

In-depth discussions on digital communication security in the context of journalism and human rights reporting.
Practical demonstrations and hands-on training with leading end-to-end encryption (E2EE) open-source tools.
Insightful presentations by cybersecurity experts and experienced journalists on the importance of secure communication practices.
Q&A sessions providing attendees with the opportunity to interact with speakers and address specific concerns.
Networking opportunities for journalists to connect, share experiences, and build a supportive community.
The purpose of this workshop is to empower journalists with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complex landscape of digital surveillance and to utilize end-to-end encryption (E2EE) open source tools effectively. In an era where information can be vulnerable to interception, this event aims to strengthen journalists’ ability to communicate securely, protect sources, and uphold their ethical responsibility to safeguard sensitive information.

Event Goals:

Raise Awareness: Educate journalists on the importance of digital communication security and its relevance to maintaining the confidentiality of sources and information.

Build Technical Skills: Provide practical training on utilizing E2EE open source tools, enabling journalists to implement robust encryption practices in their day-to-day communication.

Promote Ethical Journalism: Reinforce the ethical duty of journalists to protect sources and sensitive information through secure communication methods, contributing to responsible and accountable reporting.

Foster Collaboration: Facilitate networking and collaboration among journalists, cybersecurity experts, and human rights advocates, creating a supportive community dedicated to digital security in journalism.

Inspire Action: Motivate attendees to integrate secure communication practices into their work, thereby ensuring the integrity and credibility of their reporting.

Who will be participating in your event? From what industries, backgrounds, etc.?*
This workshop is ideal for journalists, editors, media professionals, and individuals engaged in human rights reporting and advocacy, and academia.

Industry: Media, Digital Media and Communications, Information Technology, NGOs, CSOs, Civic-Tech Organizations