Calling all journalists!

This Saturday, Co Media Lab and FactorDaily are happy to bring a digital security workshop for journalists conducted by The Tor project in Bangalore. The workshop will cover the basics of digital security, different ways of using Tor browser, Secure Drop, Signal and other encrypted software tools.

The facilitator is Gustavo Gus, who works as Community Liaison in Tor Project. Since 2007, has organised  security workshops for human rights defenders in Brazil. He’s also part of CryptoRave organization, a 24 hours event about security and privacy in São Paulo, Brazil.


16th February, 4 pm to 7 pm


Venue: 3rd Floor, Axilor Transit ICICI Bank Building, Commissariat Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

You’ll find the venue on Google maps here.

Entry is free. However, we have limited seats and you’ll need to register using this form. If you have any queries, please feel free to write to us at  

Please feel free to invite your colleagues or those who may be interested in this event.

Do note that this would be a practical session and we need you to get your laptops and chargers for the same.


Digital technologies are an indispensable part of modern life. While they have certainly made life easy for journalists, these technologies have also made them more vulnerable to online surveillance. Safeguarding themselves, their sources, their communication is of crucial importance. There are various ongoing efforts world over that are working towards keeping oneself surveillance free over the internet. Tor Project is one of them.

The TOR project is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, United States, that advances human rights and freedoms by creating and deploying free and open source anonymity and privacy technologies. It has been involved in developing free and open source software for privacy and freedom online, protecting people from tracking, surveillance, and censorship. Their products including the Tor browser, Securedrop among others.


Co Media Lab

Co Media Lab (Community Media Lab) is a space for learning and collaboration for citizen problem solvers, community reporters and young journalists. It is a joint project of Radio Active CR 90.4MHz (licensed to Jain University) and Oorvani Foundation.


FactorDaily is a new media publication from India which mainly publishes longform reportage on technology and its impact on people and their lives and also businesses disrupting life as we know it.

Looking forward to seeing you all!