Protecting your stuff: Keeping reporting and sources safe

  • Event: 2016 Toronto Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Will Fitzgibbon of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; Jennifer Valentino-DeVries of The Wall Street Journal
  • Date/Time: Saturday, May. 14 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Rogers Communications Centre, RCC 204
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Protecting your work, sources and whistle blowers against prying eyes is no mean feat in a digital world. This session covers techniques including encryption, PGP, secure drops, and other methods for defending your privacy.

Speaker Bios

  • Will Fitzgibbon is a senior reporter with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). He has reported on ICIJ's major recent offshore exposés, including Swiss Leaks, Panama Papers and Paradise Papers and focuses his reporting on the politicians, criminals and tax dodging companies from and doing business in Africa.

  • Jennifer is a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she works on the data investigations team. She was a key member of the team behind “What They Know,” the Journal’s long-running series on digital privacy, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2012. Previously, she was the lead writer and editor for the Journal’s technology blog. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.

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