Toronto media mixer: Digital security for journalists and filmmakers


In an era of mass surveillance and targeted intrusions, our privacy as media workers – and the security of our sources – is constantly threatened. How do we manage the risks while still reporting the stories that need to be told?

Toronto-area journalists and filmmakers are invited to a mixer and round table discussion on this subject called Protecting Our Sources and Ourselves on Monday,  July 10th from  6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Page One Cafe (106 Mutual St).

This event will bring together technologists, journalists and filmmakers to define and tackle these challenges, discuss best practices for safe digital research and communication, and address the responsibility that news organizations have to ensure that freelancers and employees have access to the support, resources and training they need to report more safely.

Tickets for the event are free, but please register to reserve your space at this link. There will be time before and after the panel to network and chat with other freelancers, media workers, students, and featured mentors. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Speakers at the event include filmmaker Dylan Reibling, photojournalist Annie Sakkab, and technologist and community organizer Nasma Ahmed.  The panel will be moderated by award-winning freelance writer and radio producer Susana Ferreira.

Some of the featured mentors who will be at the event are journalist Basil Rehan, journalist and filmmaker Andrea Schmidt, and technology reporter Matt Braga.

If you’re not in Toronto, stay tuned to Story Board. We’ll be posting a summary shortly after the event with a roundup of some of the panelists’ best advice.

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · · Tagged with: , ,

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