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Work desk: +61 (02) 6938 3300
News tips: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website issues: email@example.com
The Daily Advertiser, workplace: @DailyAdvertiser
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Facebook, journalist: Rex Martinich
Facebook, workplace: The Daily Advertiser
Workplace: The Daily Advertiser
Professional organisation: Rural Press Club of Victoria
If you wish to contact Rex with information that you are legally or organisationally prohibited from providing to journalists, it is strongly recommended that you take precautions to avoid being identified as a media source.
Under Victorian law and its Evidence Amendment (Journalist Privilege) Bill 2012, journalists’ communications with confidential sources are subject to strong legal protection.
However, there are few legal protections to any digital trail that sources leave behind on electronic systems not controlled by either the source, the journalist or the media company.
At a bare minimum, you should never use email accounts, landline phones or smartphones that have been provided by your employer or school, are accessible by other persons, or produce usage bills that do not go directly to you.
If you are a government employee, or you work in a politically sensitive industry, you face further risks in that the ‘metadata’ records of who you have been emailing, calling or texting can be accessed by government agencies without a warrant, even if you use personal accounts/phones.
Potential sources should read these guides on how to communicate anonymously with journalists published by Wired magazine (note: anonymous pre-paid phones are difficult in obtain in Australia) or The Intercept website .
Given the explosion of online and telco surveillance, the oldest communications method, that of a of a face-to-face meeting, may be one of the most secure.
If you have highly sensitive messages or digital files that you wish to discuss, provided below are the encryption keys to send secure emails via PGP or instant messages via OTR.
Unfortunately, the use of these two encryption programs requires a significant amount of technological skill and patience.
Wickr is a simple and easy-to-use messaging app for smartphones, tablets and computers. You can contact Rex via Wickr by searching the app for ‘rexmartinich’.
How to contact journalist Rex Martinich with encrypted messages: **OTR XMPP for instant messages** Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Fingerprint: E18F1F9D 428A65EA 45C588D2 A82026F0 723C9A4D **PGP public key for encrypted email** -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- Version: GnuPG/MacGPG2 v2.0.22 (Darwin) Comment: GPGTools - https://gpgtools.org mQENBFOQTJoBCAC/KF+O5VtvEhg+byH2qcbsuVZtEW6UC6ghTwL58AD+aBFlHje3 tcUGIOh+fYsywhz3QldIqaROruQdgJjU6rPESMzmrIEXbztKF9PLF6smPDEi+Yzy wBKWK/8GCZHXKqBgjNSqUaZ8TSEyUBCnkdaRU/GW6yhG6f7qzz+ga7dapO5vV3rC noIsgt0QlOaKmxYtetz4SQ/0lqEjcF/BBPkCjg+VFKLioaOekicr7LwQvgDMOyAq /m9yKvnruTO2+GsVcqLpYkS2YQ6vZeRjeeHhGeYx8snOLm2J4b94ClWKfR/rCSwp ujpd2H8B/ANDJHW+2hgV4pUwUR+zaqHShgNNABEBAAG0J1JleCBNYXJ0aW5pY2gg PHJleC5tYXJ0aW5pY2hAZ21haWwuY29tPokBPQQTAQoAJwUCU5BMmgIbAwUJB4Yf gAULCQgHAwUVCgkICwUWAgMBAAIeAQIXgAAKCRDnK51HSniy3nLzB/9qaJCJ1bio A1lzuTQOxfBpurM4Ytrm31koZdJFO/Cw5fZLsOR2V4+szcLfTq6yAEFBSfdTd/u/ 9NtA3NrYmtm5fq1dz+ozoqFTfbPfAek3ewu905hLTlJV9hQHTTiw1aW4S0m7tfga b0AjE+kzv1LVhedYR23xtbvzkeWvcs7qZe9lDb+eCajCM+S1EeVXNFHUba5/+49M gacv5P0VQTlx8h8rDb2Sa5PnfAM4lZFquPS8iD0DIkZB+4oixofe1V/VBJPBRUyd F70HaoLsRqkigZU7YHXemc3Z09Wpj9wlda8WW0SnxsQPlM5QsEEVBGZw9+IhGpKa JmPM9y8RYQTfuQENBFOQTJoBCACgRFbnU18NGhngrCquEQshw5jsH215PPZgPtQh mWZzHc42+ru2FBUXffKxl8CdnEi9ytnXEq68J6wWEKvjbsbtpXyVl2y0rPWZtDRk Qp0XWwTEP0ZXOn47EAx3XuybntNcWLiEqTUIRNauCYybOzDAmdbL8ZCjKWqusro9 IfgfiPPrOY72Vn1MZhL5GJdYQwSXIIqs8M7SxF4STRevT+s0S04wiC/lUJrOoMzA n7XPQ6FnYpAo7J2HkBrQ9yD2TSork80cLIuPIouyaZ7Mox9SBLVim9Z+YfdVY0uH AU1OwOWs6HQOQbl3FGqjzi9dTlG/i6wGca9VnkZIbBoCrI+VABEBAAGJASUEGAEK AA8FAlOQTJoCGwwFCQeGH4AACgkQ5yudR0p4st6jAwgAuFQvbHFCmec0TAreT7/L dBVddhBlmnXOworKBeSysrq1WYydZq6CR7x56zqjjAmAJ/TrboWky8qSn1MDJg7A aqs4gPeJCs2Wa59ANZA70OOia0kUHE8y3Z0u+5yobmAE+yZ1FMT1MoRAzSJlrHXw gdemQIHnTUK1cHleHiks3rs2zQadgU1SRwSoH7q6vWAsc6PKD3GFjBO+QtG2LrCE DXFtOrazPq4JLxOOpbxT8l+x9iYk5MsJQt8tIffNNbvFQMqdVSIbsyBP5Rvcewed T70+cQRXUKOJRh27i8SZte5+2LKedL63beLHXaSGWgkLNNNxdNW1CzHScHgH0F4o 2w== =CQhv -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----