Postal Address

Doha:
Al Jazeera Investigative Unit
PO Box 23127
Doha – Qatar

London:
Al Jazeera Investigative Unit
Level 16, The Shard
32 London Bridge Street
London, SE1 9SG

WhatsApp

Number: +974 5080 0207

WhatsApp is a free encrypted messaging app, which means only the sender and receiver can read the messages. The app allows you to send text messages, images, videos, audio and text documents. In case messages are intercepted by third parties, they cannot be read because of the encryption the app uses.

However, because some information about you as a user is stored on WhatsApp servers (phone numbers, certain types of metadata, including timestamps on messages), the app is not completely anonymous. Furthermore, WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, and certain types of data is shared with Facebook, although this does not include actual message content.

If you use WhatsApp to contact us, be aware that you also share your phone number with us.

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Signal

Number: +974 5080 0207

Signal is a free messaging app similar to WhatsApp, but it stores less information about its users. Signal only registers your phone number and the last time you used the app. Other metadata like timestamps on messages are not recorded.

Signal also offers the option to send messages that self-destruct after a set time after the message is seen. You will disclose your phone number with us when you send a message.

If you choose to contact us via phone, Signal is the preferred way.

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Secure Drop

SecureDrop is an encrypted submission system that is highly recommended if you value both confidentiality and anonymity.

Because it uses the Tor network, your identity, location and other information will be protected. SecureDrop allows us to communicate while keeping both parties completely anonymous from each other.

For privacy and security reasons, the Al Jazeera SecureDrop address and instructions on how to use it, can be found here.