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Keep it private


IWMF

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About This Course

Welcome to this course about online privacy for journalists developed by the IWMF, digital security experts, journalists, and online education experts who collaborated during workshops to co-create it. The goal of this course is to get journalists thinking about privacy and the information they share online. Journalists face the difficult task of needing to have an online presence while trying to protect themselves from being harassed and attacked online. This course will provide them with practical tips on how to better protect themselves and their families.

About Totem

Totem is an online platform that offers interactive courses to learn how to increase digital security and privacy. The optimal user experience is currently on your desktop computer. The aim is to support journalists, human rights defenders and activists use privacy tools and tactics more effectively in their work. Not a journalist? Don’t worry these courses should work for everyone.

Start today and learn how to protect yourself online.

What will you learn?

After completing this interactive course you will:
  • Understand what data is best kept private and why
  • Learn how to better protect your online privacy
  • Be able to speak with family and friends about online harassment
  • Gain practical tips for being more secure online

Requirements

Take our Know your trolls course to find out who is behind your harassment and the tactics they use.

Last update

This course was updated in: October 2020

Acknowledgement

This course is created by the IWMF, digital security trainers and online education experts who collaborated during workshops and sprints to co-create this Totem course.

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SUGGESTED COURSE HANDOUTS
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      1. Glossary
      2. Best practice for separating work and personal accounts [PDF]
      3. Speaking with family about online security [PDF]
      4. Digital security for family members [PDF]

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Welcome to IWMF's course - Keep it private - IWMF_KP_EN!

About This Course

Actor-Journalist-HarassedWelcome to this course about online privacy developed by the IWMF, digital security experts, journalists, and online education experts who collaborated during workshops to co-create it. The goal of this course is to help journalists think about the type of personal information they are posting online and how others can use that information to threaten and attack them, as well as offering key strategies that may help journalists to be better prepared.

This interactive course will look at the following:

  • Understand what data is important to keep private and why
  • Learn how to better protect your online privacy
  • How to speak with family and friends about online privacy

This course was created with the valuable contributions of Viktorya Vilk of PEN America, Jason Reich, founding board member of the ACOS Alliance, Indira Cornelio of #SeguridadDigital, Elodie Vialle, the Totem team, and regional journalists and experts.

Start the course by clicking on the green button on the top right of this screen.

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The IWMF team

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