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Guerrilla techniques for online activism

IFEX often reports on journalists who have been violently attacked or killed while on the job, or who have been slapped with defamation suits - two of the greatest threats to free expression. So how do you, as a reporter, escape unscathed and write without fear or favour?

The Southeast Asian Centre for e-Media, a partner of the Netherlands-based foundation Free Voice, has come up with "Guerrilla Techniques for Online Activism" for online journalists and bloggers to freely "pursue their advocacy goals."

Using examples from Malaysia during its election year, the centre outlines some "common guerrilla techniques," such as using multiple anonymous identities, or teaming up with a ghost writer in another (safer) country who will publish articles as if s/he is the one writing them. The guide also offers tips on how you can protect yourself from government detection, including by getting circumvention software from

Guerrilla Techniques for Online Activism (English only)

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