Sources working with journalists
This site will be rolling out various methods for sources to reach out to journalists without first needing a strong understanding of digital security. It aims to help sources gain the specific information they need to prepare for the task of transmitting the information they have, communicating with journalists safely and making sure they keep a minimal digital footprint while doing so. It aims to deal with the technical, legal and psycho-social aspects of revealing information without revealing identity.
While this site is in development, here are some resources for those who don't want to wait around.
Digital and operational security resources
Hints and Tips for Whistleblowers, by the 'spyblog'
NOTE: There seems to be little available in terms of easily digestible, practical advice on this topic aimed directly at sources or whistle blowers. Most of the available material is actually aimed at journalists and how they can support a confidential source, but this seems fairly backwards. By the time a source or whistle blower may even consider reaching out to a journalist, they could have already created several mistakes. This project will correct this problem via this site.
Legal, logistical or other kinds of support and resources
News outlets using SecureDrop
SecureDrop is an open-source, highly seucre contact and communications platform that allows a news organisation to receive files and information from anonymous sources. It is managed by Freedom of the Press Foundation. A complete listing of SecureDrop instances can be found here.
News outlets using GlobaLeaks
GlobaLeaks is an open-source contact and communications platform that aimed at supporting news and transparency supporting organisations or whistleblowing initiatives. It's developed and maintained by the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights. A comprehensive list of organisations using GlobaLeaks can be found here.
News organisations or journalists with secure methods of contact
These news outlets include contact pages for journalists that offer secure communications methods
- The Intercept's staff contact page
- Contact the Guardian securely
- New York Times confidential contacts page
There are undoubtably more pages like these out there. We hope this list grows. We hope to make this site something that means you won't need to wait for this list to grow.
Watch this space.