Committee to Protect Journalists, revised Journalist Security Guide: an indispensable guide to covering armed conflict, crime and corruption, civil disturbances, natural disasters and health epidemics. Also has extremely useful chapters on information security (including Internet and mobile-phone security), basic preparedness and dealing with surveillance as well as stress.
Small World News, Guide to Safely Using Sat Phones: a comprehensive guide to the security risks associated with using satellite phones, provides detailed instructions on everything from choosing which brand of phone to choose to using phones to securely send email and messages and to make secure voice calls.
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Surveillance Self-Defense: helpful guide to protecting yourself against threats to data stored in personal or office computers, information that is being transmitted online or via phone, and data that is stored by third parties.
The Guardian Project creates easy-to-use apps, firmware and customized mobile phones designed to be secure and counter surveillance. More information here. And here, a helpful post on mobile-phone security.
I have my feet in two worlds. For many years, I was the director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism in Manila. In 2006, I moved to New York to teach at Columbia University, where I am director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. I’ve taught journalists in Asia, Eastern Europe and elsewhere and am an avid watcher of investigative reporting. This blog draws from my work, both past and present. It looks at how watchdog reporting is being done around the world; it also contains reflections on what I think is a golden moment for investigative reporting, but also a moment fraught with challenges and threats. -- Sheila S. Coronel