Summer Bootcamp: Digital Safety & Online Abuse Defense

Event Date: 
July 7, 2021 to July 22, 2021

The Society of Environmental Journalists is partnering with PEN America, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and Global Cyber Alliance for a free webinar series offering a crash course on digital safety and online abuse defense for journalists, writers and media organizations. Whether you’re concerned about surveillance, hacking, doxing, cyber mobs or other abusive tactics, we’ll equip you with concrete tools and strategies to keep yourself, your work and your sources safer.

Writers, journalists and media organizations are increasingly doing their work online, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This digital shift offers tremendous opportunities, but it also carries risks. Nation states, corporations and ideological groups can surveil and hack into personal and professional devices to destroy years of work or expose sources. Online abuse, from hateful slurs and sexual harassment to impersonation and doxing (the publishing of private info), can threaten livelihoods, damage reputations and lead to self-censorship and even real-life violence.

Dates: July 7, 14, 21 and 22, 2021

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

More information here.

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