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DIGITAL NEWSROOMS
BULLETPROOFING
•  JORGE LUIS SIERRA
•  KNIGHT INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM FELLOW
•  INTERNATIONAL CENTER FO...
HOW TO
PRODUCE HIGH
RISK STORIES
IN HIGH RISK
ZONES
PHYSICAL ATTACKS
RESTRICTIVE LAWS
LEGAL AGGRESSION
CENSORSHIP
ESPIONAGE
CYBERSTTACKS
HOW TO STAY
SAFE?
SECURITY STRATEGY = RISK ANALYSIS
KNOW THE TARGET – BE MORE EXPENSIVE
KNOW THE AREA – MAPPING RISK
KNOW YOURSELF – RISK AS...
USE SALAMA.IO
RISK ASSESSMENT
RISK ANALYSIS
BULLET-PROOF YOURSELF
▸  What is my risk score? Use Salama:
https://salama.io/
▸  What are my main vulnerabi...
DIGITAL NEWSROOM
BULLER-PROOF
RISK ANALYSIS
BULLET-PROOFING THE DIGITAL NEWSROOM
▸  Protect your information: Confidentiality, Integrity,
Accessibility
▸...
KNOW THE AREA
MAPPING RISK
RISK ANALYSIS
UNDERSTAND YOUR AREA
▸  Are there patterns of attack to journalists and media
organizations?
▸  Are violent ...
STORY
BULLETPROOF YOUR
HOLISTIC APPROACH
PROTECT YOUR STORY
▸  Use full verification methods
▸  Careful selection of sources
▸  Verify authenticit...
TEAMWORKER
BECOME A
HOLISTIC APPROACH
LEARN HOW TO WORK WITH OTHERS
▸  Set up a good communication with your editor
▸  Ask advice to other col...
EXPENSIVE
BE YOURSELF MORE
HOLISTIC APPROACH
UNDERSTAND THE RELATION WITH THE TARGET
▸  The target will analyze what is more expensive: to attack
or ...
NETWORK
EXPAND YOUR
HOLISTIC APPROACH
SECURITY IS A COLLECTIVE ACTION
▸  Create networks of support or become
part of one
▸  Use social media ...
PROTOCOLS
SET YOUR
HOLISTIC APPROACH
ALWAYS OPERATE TO REDUCE RISK
▸  Check in often with your network of support
▸  Encrypt all your devices...
HARM
REDUCE
HOLISTIC APPROACH
REDUCE HARM TO YOUR TARGET
▸  Always try to minimize the harm you will cause to the
target of your inves...
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR
NEED MORE ADVICE, DON'T
HESITATE TO CONTACT ME
Jorge Luis Sierra @latinointx
MY CONTACT INFORMATI...
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  1. 1. DIGITAL NEWSROOMS BULLETPROOFING •  JORGE LUIS SIERRA •  KNIGHT INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM FELLOW •  INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR JOURNALISTS
  2. 2. HOW TO PRODUCE HIGH RISK STORIES IN HIGH RISK ZONES
  3. 3. PHYSICAL ATTACKS RESTRICTIVE LAWS LEGAL AGGRESSION CENSORSHIP ESPIONAGE CYBERSTTACKS
  4. 4. HOW TO STAY SAFE?
  5. 5. SECURITY STRATEGY = RISK ANALYSIS KNOW THE TARGET – BE MORE EXPENSIVE KNOW THE AREA – MAPPING RISK KNOW YOURSELF – RISK ASSESSMENT – USE SALAMA.IO BULLET-PROOF YOURSELF – SECURITY PROTOCOLS, NETWORKS BULLET-PROOF YOUR STORY – STRONG VERIFICATION BULLET-PROOF YOUR NEWSROOM – PHYSICAL -- DIGITAL
  6. 6. USE SALAMA.IO RISK ASSESSMENT
  7. 7. RISK ANALYSIS BULLET-PROOF YOURSELF ▸  What is my risk score? Use Salama: https://salama.io/ ▸  What are my main vulnerabilities and capacities? ▸  Is there something in my personal life that can make me vulnerable? ▸  Do I need additional training to do this story? ▸  What is the support of my media organization?
  8. 8. DIGITAL NEWSROOM BULLER-PROOF
  9. 9. RISK ANALYSIS BULLET-PROOFING THE DIGITAL NEWSROOM ▸  Protect your information: Confidentiality, Integrity, Accessibility ▸  What are the vulnerabilities= pentesting, Salama.io ▸  What are the organizational capacities? ▸  Analyze adversaries (governments, spies, criminals?) ▸  Design a security strategy and support a budget ▸  Security policy, best practices and technologies ▸  OWASP and ISO 27001
  10. 10. KNOW THE AREA MAPPING RISK
  11. 11. RISK ANALYSIS UNDERSTAND YOUR AREA ▸  Are there patterns of attack to journalists and media organizations? ▸  Are violent actors holding territory? = http://www.osrx.org/ ▸  Are there organized crime gangs operating in the area? ▸  Do terrorist organizations have operations there? ▸  What is the relationship of local governments with journalists and media organizations?
  12. 12. STORY BULLETPROOF YOUR
  13. 13. HOLISTIC APPROACH PROTECT YOUR STORY ▸  Use full verification methods ▸  Careful selection of sources ▸  Verify authenticity of your documents ▸  Verify every piece of data, name, date ▸  Investigate what denies your hypothesis ▸  Give your target the right to speak
  14. 14. TEAMWORKER BECOME A
  15. 15. HOLISTIC APPROACH LEARN HOW TO WORK WITH OTHERS ▸  Set up a good communication with your editor ▸  Ask advice to other colleagues ▸  Plan well ahead your story with your editors, data analysts, multimedia designers ▸  Keep your family and friends informed ▸  Connect to human rights organizations
  16. 16. EXPENSIVE BE YOURSELF MORE
  17. 17. HOLISTIC APPROACH UNDERSTAND THE RELATION WITH THE TARGET ▸  The target will analyze what is more expensive: to attack or not to attack you ▸  The more professional and prepared you are, the more expensive you will be ▸  Enhance your capacities, get support from your community, connect to your audiences ▸  Being more expensive is a good way to deter attacks
  18. 18. NETWORK EXPAND YOUR
  19. 19. HOLISTIC APPROACH SECURITY IS A COLLECTIVE ACTION ▸  Create networks of support or become part of one ▸  Use social media to increase your profile ▸  Participate in your own community ▸  Use the Reporta app
  20. 20. PROTOCOLS SET YOUR
  21. 21. HOLISTIC APPROACH ALWAYS OPERATE TO REDUCE RISK ▸  Check in often with your network of support ▸  Encrypt all your devices and sensitive information ▸  Use encryption to communicate with sources ▸  Organize all the community around you to act quickly in case of an emergency ▸  Keep your distance with sources
  22. 22. HARM REDUCE
  23. 23. HOLISTIC APPROACH REDUCE HARM TO YOUR TARGET ▸  Always try to minimize the harm you will cause to the target of your investigation ▸  Include the target's points of view, if possible ▸  Always publish only verified information
  24. 24. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED MORE ADVICE, DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME Jorge Luis Sierra @latinointx MY CONTACT INFORMATION

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