• Are you working on a story that can get you in trouble?
  • Are you covering a sensitive or a dangerous topic?
  • Are your sources well protected?
  • How safe is your online identity and your data?


We don’t want to scare you, but it never hurts to sharpen your digital security skills and build digital resilience, or at least learn where your weak points are – online.

This workshop offers 2.5 hours of security training for journalist to evaluate their current security profiles and provide tips on how to improve the security of your devices, your data, your internet traffic and your identity.

During the workshop, Luis Assardo, a journalist and digital security trainer, will go into the main security risks that journalists should be aware of and how to reduce them.

  • Date: Thursday, July 11
  • Time: 12:30 to 15:00 (CEST)
  • Language: English
  • Location: Online, via BigBlueButton. This training includes free tools that participants will be expected to install during the workshop, so we advise using a device that is not restricted (make sure you have permission to install new tools).
  • Pre-registration required. Please note registration closes the day before the event.

Topics to be covered:

  • Layers of security
  • Ingredients of a personal protection plan
  • Identity, data and communication security.

Meet the trainer:

Luis Assardo, freelance digital security trainer, OSINT researcher and data-investigative journalist. Founder of Confirmado, a Guatemalan project to fight disinformation. Award winner for investigations and research about troll factories, disinformation, radicalization, hate speech and influence operations. Based in Berlin and working with Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Holistic Protection Collective (HPC), and other human rights organizations.


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