This Cyber Sec Month 2021 activity will be a multi-country and multi-language train-the-trainer workshop on the use of the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) Cybersecurity Toolkit for Journalists in Africa; and will host the deployment of the Toolkit to 100 journalists. Each week, the partners involved will give a 1-hour workshop online on Cybersecurity best practices. This training will provide real-world scenarios and walk the participants through the implementation of the free tools available in the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Journalists.

This free kit helps journalists take concrete action against the specific digital security issues they face, including attacks aimed at manipulating public opinion or exposing their sources.

The partners will form an Advisory Group to ensure the Toolkit is tailored to the needs of journalists in Anglophone Africa. GCA will also conduct train-the-trainer sessions prior to the event to ensure that all partners are able to help facilitate use and uptake of the toolkit by journalists in their respective countries.

The program will be in three phases:

  1. Training of partners on the GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Journalists (August 31- September 1, 2021)
  2. Conference on the Online Safety of Journalists in Africa (October 29, 2021)
  3. Training of journalists on best Cybersecurity practices. Both onsite and online training will take place with the former in Ouagadougou and Nairobi. Phase 3 training will be delivered in three weeks and will be followed by one week for feedback and closure (November 2021)

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