Salama

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Name
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Salama
Tool Class
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Journalist Security
Developer
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International Center for Journalists
Date Created
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2015
Still Maintained?
Do the developers of the tool continue to work on it, adding features and fixing problems?
Yes
Open Source?
Is the tool's source code original source code freely available and may it be redistributed and modified? (This makes it possible for users to employ the tool for free, with some technical effort.)
Platforms
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Web
Website
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https://salama.io/
Payment Structure
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free
Languages Supported
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English, Spanish, Arabic
Skill Level Needed
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  • Beginner - The tool has a simple interface that assists the user, either through automatic processes or simple guides, in working with the tool. The user is able to do most things that they need to do without knowledge of advanced concepts, like code.
  • Intermediate - The tool allows the user to perform many tasks without knowledge of advanced concepts, but about an equal amount of functionality requires advanced knowledge. Some training may be required to use the tool.
  • Advanced - The tool requires advanced knowledge or training in order to use most of its functionality.
Beginner


Tool Description

From the website: "Salama is a risk assessment application for journalists and bloggers. It provides automated advice, training resources and useful links to enhance risk reduction capabilities of the user. All journalists or bloggers may analyze particular risks they face as a result of their work. This new app also will evaluate their command of digital tools and will provide specific advice and training resources."

The app is designed with two main functions: Security Assessment (both for individuals and organizations) and a Security Library with guides for topics including "Digital Security", "Censorship", "Network Security" etc.


What Makes This Tool Different from Others in its Class?

Salama's Risk Assessment provides feedback to the user based on his or her responses. The assessment covers issues both related to digital security and non digital procedures, such as communication between the journalist and his/her superiors.


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