Journalists are urged to protect their online communications and information from the growing threats brought on by the digital age.

These were the sentiments shared by journalists attending a workshop titled "Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age" underway in Windhoek.

Although technology has created major shifts in how journalism is practised nowadays, enhancing freedom of expression, access to information, and the promotion of accountability and transparency is still key.

However, journalists attending the workshop concur that the negative aspects of the digital era remain a threat to investigative journalists.

The workshop aims to expose journalists to online safety tools that will allow them to protect themselves from digital surveillance and, in return, maintain protection over their information and the identities of their sources.

The two-day workshop is being attended by 20 participants from six African countries, including Namibia.



July Nafuka