AfriLeaks: A secure whistleblowing platform for African media

Journalists are hoping that the public will leak more
information to them via the internet. Source: AFP

African media houses practicing investigative journalism might want to link up with afriLeaks, which launched on January 13, to allow important information that is of public interest to get the people.

Both the whistleblower and the investigative journalist are exposed to considerable risks when they take on certain stories, which makes coaching them about how to safely transmit and use leaked materials crucial. AfriLeaks will fulfil these roles and more.

Khadija Sharife, an investigative journalist based in South Africa, who is part of the afriLeaks team, talks about their desire to provide technical training to investigative journalists on how to “pursue the safest means of transmitting information”, and how to “verify and investigate the quality of leaks”.

Read more: AfriLeaks – the investigative platform you need to know – This Is Africa.