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Vem skyddar vi källan från?: En kvalitativ studie om digital säkerhet och källskydd bland svenska journalister
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the digital era, journalists’ source protection is facing new challenges. A big part of the communication between the journalists and their sources is now taking place online, thus exposing it to surveillance, national security interests and erosion of source protection laws. How engaged and interested are swedish journalists regarding these challenges? And what methods do they use to protect their sources in this new era?

This study examines the knowledge and interest among swedish journalists regarding digital security and source protection issues, and which methods they use for source protection in the digital age. It also gives a brief introduction to the current laws and legislative proposals that may impact source protection in Sweden. This is done through interviews with journalists from four swedish media editors. Uppdrag granskning, Dagens Nyheter, HD/Sydsvenskan and P4 Västerbotten.

Our study shows that the majority of our respondents are interested and engaged in issues regarding digital security and source protection, but the level of actual knowledge varies. Some journalists are so engaged that it affects how they live their private lives outside the newsroom, while others have little or no knowledge regarding the security of their own editorial office. It is also clear that there is a need for journalists to be educated in new secure methods so that they can, in turn, educate their own sources.

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2017. , p. 61
Keywords [en]
Journalism, sources, source protection, digital security, surveillance
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32885OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-32885DiVA, id: diva2:1184379
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Journalism JO1
Educational program
Journalistprogrammet SJUPG 180 GR
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Available from: 2018-02-21 Created: 2018-02-21 Last updated: 2018-02-21Bibliographically approved

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