Protecting Sources

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Assets for Protecting Sources

  • Access to an anonymous and safe workplace in the field for interviewing subjects
  • Tools involving safe communication (phone/email, etc.)
  • Funding model for long-term execution of projects, and continued communication with subjects
  • Resources to teach subjects about the risk they are taking by participating a framework for journalists to empower subjects to make their own decisions about what to divulge.


  • Tools to manage ongoing transparency/consent/accountability
  • Policy change – legal protections for journalists/photographers
  • Data Protection
    • Technology to encrypt or scrub metadata
    • Secure transmission of Data
  • Best practices for obtaining consent