ZIMBABWE INTRODUCTION This Digital Security guide is produced by the Media Institute of Southern Africa – Zimbabwe Chapter (MISA-Zimbabwe), as part of its Broadcasting and Information, Communication Technologies (ICT) programme. As an organisation that advocates freedom of expression through diverse and free communication platforms, MISA-Zimbabwe recognises the internet as a critical platform for Zimbabweans to share information and access information. Zimbabwe’s media space remains highly constricted owing to a number of challenges that include the legislative environment and the economic decline in the country. This leaves the internet as an alternative platform- particularly with the rise in internet penetration in the country over the past decade. looking at whether individuals can control and protect, with the basic default privacy settings, footprints of sensitive information and sources. While access to the internet has also implied that new communication technologies such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops are relatively cheaper and even more-user friendly, they have also become more difficult to understand, particularly when it comes to issues of security and privacy. There are also concerns about who owns data when it is created and published online. These concerns are even greater for the media, particularly when MISA-Zimbabwe through this manual, is encouraging and urging media practitioners – mainstream and citizen journalists - as well as online producers of content, to secure their communication while they exercise their rights and responsibilities of producing news content without falling foul of the law. Compiled by CNM Technologies for MISA Zimbabwe With some information from www.securityinabox.org ;Microsoft Windows support; Facebook support; Twitter support; Google chrome; Firefox browser.