Strengthening Digital Security for Journalists and Civil Society Advocates in Latin America

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers (BCJB), is offering trainings on digital security for Latin American reporters and civil society representatives. The goal is to help journalists and civil society in Latin America protect their information, data, devices and communications against digital security risks. This is an ICFJ global security initiative which includes a self-paced online course and webinar series. It is supported by the Meta Journalism Project.


Digital Security - Online Course

Our free, self-led 90-minute course will teach you how to:

  • Counter censorship and surveillance
  • Report from difficult situations in a secure fashion
  • Secure relevant and sensitive data
  • Defend against online harassment

This program is based on years of experience that both ICFJ and BCJB bring in training journalists to protect their data confidentiality, integrity, and availability from digitally skilled adversaries.

The course will be available in Portuguese on digitalsecurity.training on September 26 and will be available soon after in Spanish. Once you register on the site, you can enroll in the course and advance at your own pace.


Digital Security - Webinar Series

Our webinar training includes 4 free webinars in Portuguese on the following dates and topics:

Monday, September 26 - Digital Security: Essential Tools and Practices
Wednesday, September 28 - How to Counter Spear-Phishing
Monday, October 17 - Facing Online Harassment
Wednesday, October 19 - Covering Social Unrest and Violent Demonstrations

You can register for the webinar series HERE and select the sessions of your choice. If you missed some of the earlier sessions, the recordings will be available after the event. The Spanish webinar dates and topics will be announced shortly.

Applications Open:
9/19/2022 - 1/31/2023
Program Dates:
9/12/2022 - 12/31/2022
Program Type
Online Course
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