The Survival Toolkit for Journalists: How to Protect Against Digital Surveillance

The Survival Toolkit for Journalists: How to protect yourself against Digital Surveillance was developed in response to the growing threat of digital surveillance and cybersecurity legislation, used by governments and others to track and monitor journalists in their efforts to harass and prevent journalists from carrying their work.

The guide provides journalists and media with a deeper understanding of legal frameworks on cybersecurity laws in the SADC region, and offers essential knowledge and tools that can be implemented by journalists and media to protect their online spaces, their digital footprint and their data.

ARISA would like to thank and acknowledge Golden Maunganidze from the Media Regional Institute (MISA) Southern Africa, Jean le Roux from DFR Lab and Tawanda Mugari from Digital Society of Africa, for developing the informative and rich content in the toolkit, we know it will be an important resource for journalists in the region.

Special acknowledgment is also given to Dr Allen Munoriyarwa, University of Johannesburg, who worked closely with the ARISA team to develop the curriculum and content of the digital surveillance training program and who provided insights additional and expert knowledge of the toolkit. ARISA would also like to thank Golden Maunganidze of the Regional Media Institute (MISA) Southern Africa for writing the foreword to the toolkit.

Access the full toolkit here (1MB PDF)

Source: MISA Zimbabwe

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