Katrin Verclas and Alix Dunn/CPJ Guest Bloggers

Katrin Verclas directs SaferMobile.org. Alix Dunn is a contributor to SaferMobile and co-founder of theengineroom.org, an organization that investigates and supports wired social movements.

A journalist talks on his satellite phone outside the Rixos Hotel in Libya in August 2011. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)

Safer mobile use is key issue for journalists

As the Internet and mobile communications become more integrated into reporters’ work, the digital threats to journalists’ work and safety have increased as well. While many press reports have documented Internet surveillance and censorship–and the efforts to combat them–mobile communications are the new frontline for journalist security.

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