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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
Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Lived in Brussels from 2004-2008 working as EU-correspondent for Danish daily Information, since then back in Copenhagen. 2008-2012 Freelance cross border jour... 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. In | alliances with local journalists, the AWP operates and has helped launch collaborative whistleblowing projects in Iceland, Spain, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. Through these initiatives it has published leaked information on government espionage, secret trade deals, environmental crimes, graft and offshore tax avoidance schemes. The long term goal is to offer stable support to local watch-dog journalism and their essential role in society through the use of anonymous whistleblowing and privacy technology. | Twitter... Read More →
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Bastian Obermayer

Reporter, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Der gebürtige Rosenheimer und leidenschaftliche Fan des TSV 1860 München begann seine journalistische Karriere nach dem Politikstudium und der Ausbildung an der Deutschen Journalistenschule als freier Journalist für diverse Magazine, ehe er 2006 Redakteur beim SZ-Magazin wurde. Dort entwickelte er seine Vorliebe... Read More →
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Marcel Oomens

Project Manager, Free Press Unlimited
Marcel Oomens (1983) is project officer at Free Press Unlimited. Marcel focuses on | whistleblower safety and security for journalists. Projects he works on include whistleblower | platforms Publeaks (the Netherlands), Méxicoleaks (Mexico), leaks.ng (Nigeria) and | IndonesiaLeaks (Indonesia). Marcel has a strong technical background and is also involved in the development of Free Press Unlimited's digital security tools NetAidKit (counter-surveillance) and TOTEM (digital security training). Marcel had a track-record as innovator and multimedia specialist in media development and support organisations. His own experience with the importance of press freedom and watchdog journalism stems from 8 years spend in various countries with strong surveillance and propaganda apparatuses, and weak watchdog media. | | Twitter... Read More →
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Khadija Sharife

Africa Editor, OCCRP
Khadija Sharife is an investigative journalist, researcher and Africa editor at OCCRP. She is the director of Plateforme de Protection des Lanceurs d’Alerte en Afrique, board member of Finance Uncovered and fellow with the World Policy Institute. Previously she was the editor at... Read More →


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

Attendees (101)