Totem: online learning

Totem is an online learning platform for journalists and activists. The platform has been designed to be safe and secure. It collects minimal data about users.

On Totem you can find various courses, about digital security and online investigations. Here are a few examples of courses on using the internet for better research.

  • Social media research
    How to discover and verify information posted on the social media platform Instagram.
  • Desk research
    Find documents and numbers, optimise your Google Search results, and search for specific courses.
  • Field research
    We address how field research can benefit you and discuss risks in conducting field investigations in a repressive environment.

For further information and examples of using Totem for digital security training, see also this page in the Safety Resource Guide.