Information for respondents

This is a survey designed to gauge editors' and senior journalists' concerns about, and responses to, the Snowden revelations regarding state surveillance on newsroom practice - with a particular focus on the implications for investigative journalism and protection of sources/journalists. The results will feed into World Editors Forum's coverage and research on these issues (designed to inform and equip newsroom leaders). The (de-identified, to protect your privacy) outcomes will also be submitted to UNESCO for consideration as part of its major Internet Study into freedom of expression and privacy online sparked by the Snowden revelations http://www.unesco.org/new/internetstudy

* 1. How concerned are you about the Snowden revelations in terms of impacts on your capacity to do investigative journalism involving confidential sources?

* 2. Have you altered your newsroom's investigative reporting practices in response to the Snowden
revelations?

* 3. If you answered 'yes' to Q2, please answer 'yes' or 'no' to the following statements in relation to the pursuit of investigative journalism in your newsroom, particularly regarding the safeguarding sources and your journalists. Post-Snowden:

  Yes No
You have told your journalists to avoid email on sensitive stories
You have told your journalists to avoid making mobile phone calls to sources
You have advised your journalists to avoid even landline calls on high risk stories
You have advised your investigative journalists to revert to pen and paper on high risk stories
You have advised your investigative journalists to revert to clandistine face-to-face meetings on high-risk stories
You have instructed your journalists to act more cautiously on social media sites
Sources are more reluctant to speak to your journalists online
Sources are more reluctant to speak to your journalists - even offline

* 4. Is it cost-effective to fight the erosion of privacy protection through newsroom cybersecurity?

* 5. What (if any) cyber-security tools/protocols are you using to protect yourself?

  Yes No
Yave anti-spyware and anti-malware installed on all your devices
You routinely scan all attachments
You have all software set to require manual confirmation rather than automation
You use VPN (Virtual Private Network) to protect identity
You ensure computers, mobiles and other devices have access passwords
You change passwords regularly
You scramble calls with Silent Phone or similar technology
You encrypt text messages with Perzo or similar technology
You open an email account with unseen.is. or similar technology
You use Tor or similar technology designed to defend anonymity
You have systems in place to communicate secretly and transfer documents securely
You remove meta data, hide contact details and encrypt all communications from sources
You understand who (or what agencies/companies/organisations/governments) have a vested interest in knowing what you are doing

* 6. Your newsroom and its investigative journalists:

  Yes No
Have anti-spyware and anti-malware installed on all their devices
Routinely scan all attachments
Have all software set to require manual confirmation rather than automation
Use VPN (Virtual Private Network) to protect identity
Ensure computers, mobiles and other devices have access passwords
Change passwords regularly
Scramble calls with Silent Phone or similar technology
Encrypt text messages with Perzo or similar technology
Open an email account with unseen.is. or similar technology
Use Tor or similar technology designed to defend anonymity
Have systems in place to communicate secretly and transfer documents securely
Remove meta data, hide contact details and encrypt all communications from sources
Understand who (or what agencies/companies/organisations/governments) have a vested interest in knowing what they are doing

* 7. Have you undertaken cyber-security training?

* 8. Are you currently offering your journalists cyber-security training?

* 9. What assistance do editors and investigative journalists need to continue commissioning and undertaking investigative reporting in the post-Snowden era?

* 10. What can international agencies like UNESCO do to help defend investigative journalism?

* 11. Optional: Please list your name and identify your organisation

* 12. Do you wish to be identified in any publications flowing from this survey?

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