[bestbits] Digital (In)security of Journalists in Pakistan

rysiek rysiek at hackerspace.pl
Thu Feb 1 05:15:54 EST 2018

Dear Nighat,

thank you for this, as it's very much relevant to my current work -- I work at 
OCCRP[1] as the information security person and face similar challenges. I'll 
dig-into te report. Perhaps it makes sense to exchange experiences?

[1] https://www.occrp.org/

Dnia Thursday, February 1, 2018 11:09:07 AM CET Nighat Dad pisze:
> Dear all,
> I hope you're well.
> Digital Rights Foundation has launched its new report titled "Digital
> (in)security of Journalists in Pakistan" which explores the levels of
> digital threats that journalists face, records their experiences of online
> insecurity, and concludes what protections they desire from the journalists
> community, their respective media organisations, and the government.
> The report points at the appalling condition of online harassment and the
> sense of discomfort that journalists face while being online because of
> their work. It finds that 78% of the respondents of the survey had
> experienced some form of online threat or harassment; 92% respondents think
> that online harassment is really common; 45.5% of them thought that online
> insecurity resulted in them self-censoring themselves; and 56% of them
> think that online insecurity is tied with their physical safety.
> In the light of stats collected from the working journalists, the DRF put
> forward some recommendations that the journalists can benefit from if they
> are implemented. The report can be accessed here: https://digitalrightsfou
> ndation.pk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Report-Digi-Insecurity-of-Journos.pdf
> The report is the effort of the team of Digital Rights Foundation which was
> only possible by the support of our good friends at Free Press Unlimited,
> the team of the DRF's Network of Female Journalists for Online Safety which
> helped us in connecting with the journalists, and of course all the
> Pakistani journalists who took part in our research.
> With this report, we aim to make the working conditions of the journalists
> in Pakistan better and their online activities secure because we believe
> that all that we do in the digital rights community wouldn't have been as
> impactful as it is had our journalist friends and colleagues wouldn't have
> dispensed their time and energy in reporting unbiased news and helped us in
> spreading the world beyond.
> Best,
> Nighat Dad
> Digital Rights Foundation

Michał "rysiek" Woźniak

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