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Keep it private


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


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Last update

This course was updated in: October 2020


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.