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Resource ID: #635
Subject: 156
Source: 1574Hannah Bloch-Wehba, Jennifer Henrichsen, Sara Rafsky
Affiliation: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; the Committee to Protect Journalists
Date: 2015

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Description

Mass state surveillance and digital security practices have been increasingly in the news since the Snowden revelations began in mid-2013, yet the legal, technical, and policy aspects of these revelations and their implications for journalists striving to protect their communications and their sources remains complex and convoluted.

In this participatory session, legal and tech experts from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will paint the legal, policy, and technical landscape facing investigative journalists and editors today as they strive to carry out their jobs securely and responsibly. In particular, the session will focus on:

Tools and methods for protecting journalists beyond the new DOJ guidelines
Cutting-edge legal and policy implications of increasingly used surveillance technologies like police body cameras and dash cameras
Pros and cons of common digital security practices and methods
Realistic threat modeling and risk assessments for journalists and editors
The session will be highly interactive and creatively leverage hypotheticals to engage the audience in a meaningful way. Questions and comments will be encouraged throughout the session and RCFP will adapt the presentation to reflect specific audience concerns. In addition, RCFP will point audience members to legal, tech, and policy resources that journalists and editors can take back to their newsrooms and share with their colleagues.

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