Today in Tanzania there is a huge knowledge gap about Encryption among the members of the media fraternity. Therefore knowledge capacity building for journalists as members of the Fourth Estate is very critical. Journalists play a very important of educating the general public about a particular public issue of concern. That also applies to the issue of Encryption.
As online cyber threats rise in the digital spaces, decision-makers struggle to contain them in their jurisdictions and they take actions that in the process undermine encryption which protects and secures the very communication systems that they sought to secure in the first place. Here is where the journalist can use the knowledge of encryption to educate the decision-makers on the subject matter.
The purpose of the symposium is to build capacity for online and traditional media journalists and create future journalists’ awards on encryption