Money Trail



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Oxfam Novib, Finance Uncovered,

Overall objective

The aim of the project is to increase the capacity of journalists to produce stories on money laundering, corruption and illicit financing. Free Press Unlimited provides training on digital security techniques which will allow the journalists, the data and their sources to be safe.

Achieved results

During 2018, Free Press Unlimited developed a curriculum for a 2-day course on digital security for the Money Trail project. Through a game-based case-study and interactive exercises, the training reproduces real-life circumstances for journalists in how they face potential digital security threats. The course guides the participant through how to do a risk assessment for yourselves and their research teams, implement sound security measures that they can take and choose the security tools that are best suited to mitigate their risks. It focuses primarily on awareness and understanding how the digital world might affect your security.
The curriculum was – after a pilot test in Indonesia – first run at the London training. 30 journalists from all over the world learned how to keep themselves, their sources, and their data and investigation safe.