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12:00 AM, April 26, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:10 AM, April 26, 2019

Journos must overcome threats

Say trainers at Savar workshop

Journalists in today’s digital world must take increased safety measures to save themselves from digital and physical threats, said trainers at a three-day workshop held in Savar.

If unapprehensive, journalists face an unprecedented professional and physical risks from hackers and trackers while using various digital devices and internet applications during discharging their professional duties, they said.    

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News outlets also should take safety measures when their journalists cover sensitive issues and conflict situations, they said at the training themed “Digital and Physical Security for Journalists”.

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) with support from Internews, organised the workshop at CCDB Hope Centre. Ten journalists from print and electronic media in and outside the capital attended the event that ended on Wednesday, said a press release.

Internews Country Director Syed Zain Al Mahmood said, “The workshop is an opportunity to learn about the digital safety and security and how to protect journalists from digital threats...”

US journalist Brian Conley conducted the workshop where he mentioned risks of tracking unprotected and unlocked information and data sent by emails and SMS.

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