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Saturday, November 18 • 15:45 - 17:00
Whistleblowing, Secure Drops, Source Protection

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In this age of digital surveillance, amid a global backlash against an independent, watchdog press, protecting our sources and reporting methods has never been more important. In this important panel you can hear experts on how to encourage and protect whistleblowers and leakers, including how to install a secure digital drop box. Our speakers will talk about best practices in the context of reporting experiences ranging from The Panama Papers mass leaks to uncovering corruption and malfeasance in Africa and Latin American. 

Moderators
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Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

Speakers
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Santiago Carrion

Co-founder, Associated Whistleblowing Press
Santiago is a social entrepreneur and activist, co-founder of the Associated Whistleblowing Press (AWP), an NGO that pursues the defense of human rights by promoting freedom of information, investigative journalism, privacy technology and anonymous whistleblowing. Inalliances with... Read More →
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Bastian Obermayer

Ressortleiter Investigativ, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Bastian Obermayer, geboren 1977, absolvierte die Deutsche Journalistenschule, zuvor studierte er in München Politik, amerikanische Kulturgeschichte und Geschichte. Er war sieben Jahre Redakteur beim Magazin der Süddeutschen Zeitung, seit Sommer 2012 arbeitet er als Redakteur im... Read More →
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Marcel Oomens

Program Manager IT, Zamaneh Media
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Khadija Sharife

Senior investigative reporter, OCCRP
Khadija Sharife (LLM) is an award-winning investigative journalist based in South Africa and a senior global investigator at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). She is a Global Justice fellow with Yale University and board member of the Platform for the Protection... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,