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[WEBINAR] Bolster Your Digital Safety: An Anti-Hacking, Anti-Doxing Workshop

Banner at the top reads: “Bolster Your Digital Safety: An Anti-Hacking, Anti-Doxing Workshop. Training for journalists covering the U.S. 2020 Elections.” Below it, at the left: Harlo Holmes's and Viktorya Vilk's headshots. To the right: “Harlo Holmes, Director Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation, and Viktorya Vilk, Program Director for Digital Safety and Free Expression at PEN America, will explain: -Tools and tips on how to protect yourself from hackers, doxers and other abusers. -How to audit your social media accounts, track down your personal information and tighten your privacy. When: Oct 7 at 12:30 pm EDT”

Writers and journalists are increasingly expected to have an online presence and engage on social media, which puts them at risk of abuse, from impersonation and hacking to doxing (the publishing of private info). Folks who identify as women, LGBTQIA+, and/or BIPOC are disproportionately targeted. But there are concrete steps you can take to protect yourself. With your devices in hand, join PEN America and the Freedom of the Press Foundation for an interactive workshop where we’ll teach you how to outsmart the trolls. Learn how to audit your social media accounts, tighten your privacy settings, and track your personal information online so you can maintain the public profile you need to do your job. Co-hosted by PEN America, Hearken, and Freedom of the Press Foundation.


Freedom of the Press Foundation


Harlo Holmes headshotHarlo Holmes is the director of digital security at Freedom of the Press Foundation. She strives to help individual journalists in various media organizations become confident and effective in securing their communications within their newsrooms, with their sources, and with the public at large.

Viktorya VilkViktorya Vilk is the program director for digital safety and free expression at PEN America, where she leads initiatives on a range of free expression issues, including developing tools and strategies to empower journalists and newsrooms to defend against online abuse. She has over a decade of experience working in nonprofits to expand access to the arts and defend creative and press freedom.

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