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Resource ID: #5398
Source: Jorge Luis Sierra
Date: 2018



Journalists who work in authoritarian environments tend to be under electronic surveillance. Surveillance is being frequently conducted at a mass scale and is intended to track what journalists in general are doing and what stories they are investigating.

In some cases, surveillance has a specific target — electronic espionage intended to track the actions of a specific reporter and sources.

The key question is as follows: if a journalist wants to combat electronic surveillance, how are you supposed to recognize when it’s happening?

Here is how Jorge Luis Sierra would advise journalists who think that surveillance is a potential or actual threat to their privacy, personal safety, data security, and the identities of their sources:

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