CPJ Announces Launch of Updated Digital Safety Kit for Journalists

Joel Simon, Executive Director, CPJ
Joel Simon, Executive Director, CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has announced the launch of a new, updated Digital Safety Kit for journalists looking to better protect themselves, their sources, and their information. Produced by CPJ’s Emergencies Response Team, the toolkit combines six bite-sized safety notes on different topics in an accessible format that is easy to digest.

Each of the toolkit notes contain practical advice meant to help journalists navigate the various digital threats like phishing, and one for the specific scenario of crossing borders.

In the ever-changing world of digital security, the new format will allow CPJ to expand the kit to reflect the latest information. The date of any update or detailed review will appear in the text.

The kit is available in FrenchSpanish, and Russian and the text is licensed under Creative Commons (images are not covered). CPJ gives journalists and media organizations the freedom to use and share the text of the kit under the terms of the license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

The toolkit treats such digital security issues as securing personal accounts and devices; and communicating and using the Internet securely;

 The English version of the kit is available at Digital Safety Kit.