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Strengthening Digital Security for Journalists and Civil Society Advocates


About This Course

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers (BCJB), is offering training on digital security for reporters and civil society representatives. The goal is to help journalists and civil society protect their information, data, devices, and communications against digital security risks.

This ICFJ global security initiative includes an online course and an archive of webinar series; it is supported by the Meta Journalism Project.

Our free, self-led 90-minute course will teach you how to:

  • Build strong passwords, use password managers, and multi-factor authentication.
  • Protect sources and communications with end-to-end encryption tools.
  • Take preventive and risk control measures against cyber attacks.
  • Counter harassment campaigns on social networks.

This program is based on years of experience that both ICFJ and BCJB bring in training journalists to protect their data confidentiality, integrity, and availability from digitally skilled adversaries.


Additional languages

This course is also available in the following languages 

English Spanish Portuguese
Bengali Chinese (Traditional) Indonesian
Khmer Sinhala Filipino
Tamil Thai Urdu