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Dataharvest/EIJC, the European Investigative and Data Journalism Conference organised by Journalismfund.eu, is the most relevant networking event for investigative and data journalists in Europe. Dataharvest/EIJC15 will take place on Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday morning 10 May 2015, with a pre-conference Hackaton on Thursday 7 May. Like the previous years, the conference will take place in the centre of Brussels.
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Saturday, May 9 • 09:30 - 10:30
Information security for journalists II

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(You need to have attended session 'Information security for journalists I' to be able to attend this workshop. Bring your own computer. For the hands-on part of the workshop the CIJ Logan Infosec handbook will be used: http://www.tcij.org/resources/handbooks/infosec)

For journalists, the ability to effectively provide confidentiality could determine if sources will communicate at all. Glenn Greenwald was almost passed over for the scoop of a lifetime because he did not have encrypted email on his laptop at the time Snowden was trying to contact him.

Journalists and citizens have now begun to include their email encryption PGP/GPG key fingerprint on their business cards and in their email signatures, so potential contacts know there is the option of secure communication. Encrypting email will be one of the options you'll have at your disposal at the end of the workshop as well as anonymous browsing and the ability to encrypt files for safe storage.

The software is free (as in cost and free-as-in-freedom, more on that in the course). It runs on any post-2007 laptop that has Windows, Linux or MacOSX on it. To be secure your installed software must still be supported (so no Windows XP for instance). Because of the very different technical internal workings of tablets and smartphones we currently do not support them. The CIJ handbook has a more detailed explanation of our reasons for this.

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Arjen Kamphuis

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Gendo.ch
is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Gendo (http://www.gendo.nl/en/blog/arjen). Previously he worked for IBM as an IT architect, trainer and IT strategy advisor. Since 2005, as CTO of Gendo, he has advised governments, non-profits and Fortune-500 companies on technology policy... Read More →

Saturday May 9, 2015 09:30 - 10:30 CEST
1.06 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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