Internews Releases New Digital Security Resource for Media Trainers

Media Rights Agenda
By Media Rights Agenda March 28, 2014 12:56

Internews Releases New Digital Security Resource for Media Trainers

Internews, the US-based international non-profit organization which empowers local media worldwide, has released a new digital security resource for media trainers. The Internews mission includes giving people news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.Known as “SaferJourno”, the resource is a free and open-source curriculum guide for media trainers who teach students, professionals and peers digital safety and online security.

Safer Journo has easy to use lesson plans in six different modules: assessing risks, basic protection, mobile phone safety, keeping data safe, researching securely, and protecting email. The toolkit starts with a trainer’s guide, which walks journalism and media trainers through adult teaching and learning approaches. The guide aims to make the teaching of these sometimes complex issues to busy professionals, easier to navigate.

The curriculum for the toolkit was created by Internews with experts from the increasingly overlapping fields of journalism and cybersafety and in response to requests from colleagues and friends around the world looking for ways to more effectively teach and share these critically important skills. The toolkit was field-tested in Nairobi, Kenya and peer-reviewed by leading experts in the digital security and journalism fields. According to Internews, “It aims to help journalists, and the trainers and educators who work with them, integrate the fundamentals of digital safety into their craft and daily practice of journalism.”

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Media Rights Agenda
By Media Rights Agenda March 28, 2014 12:56
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