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[Commlist] New Book: Digital Whistleblowing Platforms in Journalism. Encrypting Leaks

Tue Jun 30 07:41:58 GMT 2020

"Digital Whistleblowing Platforms in Journalism. Encrypting Leaks"
Philip Di Salvo (Institute of Media and Journalism (IMeG) - Università della Svizzera italiana)
(Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 188)

This book analyzes whistleblowing platforms and the adoption of encryption tools in journalism. Whistleblowing platforms are becoming an important phenomenon for journalism in this era and offer safer solutions for communicating with whistleblowers and obtaining leaks. WikiLeaks and the Snowden case have been powerful game changers for today’s journalism, showing the potentials of and needs for encryption for journalistic purposes, together with the perils of surveillance. Whistleblowing platforms are also an interesting example of journalists and hackers coming together to support investigations with new tools and practices. The book introduces this phenomenon and features a qualitative study about whistleblowing platforms and their adoption in the journalistic field.

Available via Palgrave Macmillan website, here:

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

 Introduction: The Relevance of Whistleblowing
 Whistleblowing: The Concept Behind a Process
 Whistleblowing Platforms
 A Study into Whistleblowing Platforms
 A Taxonomy of Whistleblowing Platforms
 WikiLeaks: An Inspiration, a Reference, a Model?
 The Boundary Space Between Journalism and Activism
 The Future of Digital Whistleblowing

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