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Deutsche Welle Akademie runs its first open webinar

This week, DW Akademie, in conjunction with Reporters Without Borders Germany, is hosting its first online workshop, Digital Safety for Journalists.

The free of charge workshop runs from December 2 to 6, 2013, and is open to journalists and others interested in the Internet safety and surveillance issues that have been much discussed in the wake of the NSA scandal.

Six live webinars will be held with renowned journalists and digital safety experts, including: Bahraini journalist Ala’a Shehabi; digital security expert Anne Roth from Tactical Tech, one of the world’s leading NGOs working on digital security; data journalist Sebastian Mondial who was pivotal in setting up and maintaining the secure communication of nearly 80 journalists involved in the 2013 offshore tax leaks case; Morgan Marquis-Boire, a security researcher who also analyses Trojans, other viruses and malware; and Hauke Gierow, head of the Internet freedom desk at Reporters Without Borders Germany.

Daily posts will accompany the workshop and look at a wide range of digital security topics, from taking the anonymous browsing tool TOR for a test run in Cambodia to dealing with password mayhem. Posts started November 25 and will continue for the duration of the workshop.

Participants can register via the webinar website.

The webinar can also be followed on Twitter: @dw_akademie and #digisafe.