A Tactical Tech research:
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: RESEARCHING DIGITAL SECURITY TRAINING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
As technology becomes increasingly fundamental to the work of many human rights defenders (HRDs), a parallel expansion can be observed in the digital threats they face. Tactical Tech has been working in digital security training for human rights defenders for close to a decade, yet whilst the field has experienced rapid expansion in recent years, almost no research or comprehensive review has been carried out regarding the process and effectiveness of current training practices, nor regarding the challenges faced by participants in implementing learnings outside the training room. The two research papers summarised here represent an initial exploration of some if these issues with the intention that the findings will help inform and encourage future applied research projects, the design and testing of new training approaches, models, and curricula, as well as contributing to broader discussion within the digital security training community.
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Five years later it is safe to say that we are getting much closer. This is changing the course of world history, fast. It is also changing the rules for mainstream journalists in the fierce business of unearthing secrets, and for the government
The Panama Papers are the largest data leak in history, shining a harsh light on the shadowy business of offshore tax havens. So why does this matter, and how will the Panama Papers change the way the wealthy handle and hide their money? Read more…
The Panama papers revealed only one of the vast networks used by criminals, corrupt politicians and tax evaders to hide wealth from scrutiny. There are many, many more.
My friend, Tom Barnett, at his new digs on resilient.com explains why this leak is important:
theguardian.com – Apr 7, 10:43 AM
Prime minister sold stake in Blairmore investment fund, which featured in Panama Papers, for £30,000 four months before entering Downing Street
This week, the world has been attempting to make sense of the 11.5 million documents stolen from a law firm in Panama that has been allegedly been helping the rich and famous hide their money from the world’s tax men. In little over 48 hours, it has already had its first major political scalp, with the resignation of Icelandic prime minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson. But there are others now feeling the pressure, including Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, Gianni Infantino, Fifa’s newly-elected top official, eight members of China’s politburo and nearly all of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, and Vladimir himself. The immediate impact of…
China’s internet censors have cracked down on searches about the Panama Papers, a massive leak of documents that reportedly tie the relatives of current and retired Chinese politicians, including President Xi Jinping, to offshore companies used for tax evasion.