International Journalism Festival, Perugia Italy, April 2018

Proposed a panel (deadline December 31st) and will receive an answer about its acceptance january 10th, 2018

Topic: Protecting sources when national security is involved

Source courageous enough to leak classified documents to media do not benefit from any legal protection in Europe. Although the Tshwane principles are supported by the Council of Europe since 2013, the European Parliament report calling for a directive to better protect whistleblowers in October 2017 says very little about national security. It will be years before the situation improves.

In the meantime it falls on the journalists to protect the anonymity of the sources that trust them with classified documents. In the past years surveillance has become increasingly sophisticated and using encrypted e-mails or the tor network is not enough.

This panel will discuss tools and techniques that significantly improve the chances that a source anonymity is not compromised. It ranges from sophisticated techniques such as operating an airgap workstation to guidelines as simple as: “remove advertisement tracking from the contact page”.

The panel was accepted :smiley:

Panel will be Saturday 14th April

I will arrive Friday 13th and going back to Paris Monday 16th April.

Julie Posetti joined the panel