In a Hostile Climate, Reporters in Guatemala Fight for Investigative and Community Journalism

In an environment of increasing restrictions on civic organizations and impunity for crimes against press professionals, independent media in Guatemala are battling threats on several fronts. Here, journalists from three Guatemalan digital media outlets detail the strategies and tools they are using both to survive and to produce quality investigative stories.

Forbidden Stories' Pegasus Project exposé

Pegasus Project Reveals Added Risks for Corruption Reporters

The digital security risk to investigative journalism was reaffirmed this month with the release of the Pegasus Project. This involved collaborative reporting by 17 global media outlets on a list of thousands of leaked phone numbers allegedly selected for possible surveillance by government clients of Israeli firm NSO Group. At least 180 journalists are implicated as targets. It also sheds light on four chilling cases profile here.

आपकी जासूसी या पीछा किया जा रहा है तो क्या करें?

कोई भी जासूस आपकी निगरानी के लिए पहले से किसी स्थान की योजना तभी बना सकेगा, जब उसे आपका शेड्यूल मालूम हो। इसलिए अपना शेड्यूल हमेशा गोपनीय रखें। आप ‘सिग्नल‘ और ‘प्रोटॉनमेल‘ जैसे एन्क्रिप्टेड संचार प्लेटफॉर्म का उपयोग करें। अपने डिजिटल पासवर्ड पर दो-चरण प्रमाणीकरण का उपयोग करें। यदि आप डिजिटल सुरक्षा रखेंगे, तो किसी जासूस के पास आपके संचार और शेड्यूल की जानकारी नहीं होगी। तब वह पहले से कोई योजना नहीं बना सकेगा। ऐसे में वह सिर्फ आपकी शारीरिक गतिविधियों और परिवहन के अनुसार पीछा करने को मजबूर हैं।

How Local Reporters in India Exposed the Pandemic’s True Death Toll

Local reporters have been finding innovative ways to report on the death and devastation caused by India’s devastating second wave of the coronavirus – even as the authorities tried to downplay the severity of the crisis. Bhavya Dore speaks to reporters who staked out the banks of the river Ganges and stationed themselves outside morgues and hospitals to investigate what was really happening.