Berlin Scholarship Program: Empowering Journalists in the Digital Field

Reporters Without Borders Germany offers journalists from war zones and crisis areas the opportunity to take a break in Berlin for four months and complete a training program in digital security.

The program is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and supported by the secure email service ProtonMail.

It aims to provide participants with practical knowledge and skills to protect themselves against digital threats such as surveillance or hacker attacks in their journalistic activities. In a second phase, participants prepare their own project through which they can pass on their newly acquired knowledge to colleagues in their home countries. In this way, journalists outside the scholarship program can also benefit from the digital security skills taught in the program.

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