ProtonMail supports data journalists through the European Journalism Centre

On Thursday, the European Journalism Centre launched, a forum and educational tool for data journalists. We’re excited to support their important work.

At the intersection of coding and journalism lies data journalism. Data journalists use analytic and data visualization software to turn raw figures into stories that can inform, surprise, and inspire. Their work is essential because they help to uphold many of the same values we support here at ProtonMail: privacy, security, democracy, and freedom of information.

As part of our continued commitment to the press, we are excited to be a part of, a new project by the European Journalism Centre. EJC Director Adam Thomas explained the goals of the project in a blog post, calling it “the go-to resource for data journalism enthusiasts all over the world.”

Anyone can sign up to use for free. Those who join get access to online video courses (such as learning to use Python or how to go viral) and a community discussion forum.

Membership also entitles you to discounts from tech partners — including ProtonMail and ProtonVPN! Journalists who sign up for can create a new ProtonMail account or upgrade their existing free account, and receive 25% off our Plus plan.

To get the discount, you can register a free account here: Then check your “goodie bag” for a discount code.

How ProtonMail supports journalists

We launched our end-to-end encrypted email service in 2014 with the express desire to create a safer world for those who put themselves at risk for their beliefs, including whistleblowers, dissidents, and journalists. We started with secure email and then quickly expanded our products, security features, and educational resources: ProtonVPN, Encrypted Contacts, Address Verification, and a security guide for journalists.

We have also leveraged our community to support scholarships for conflict reporters through Reporters Without Borders Berlin and a donation to Charter’97, an independent news outlet in Belarus, which came under attack for its critical reporting on the government. Unfortunately, such attacks against journalism are common. ProtonMail’s security features offer a measure of protection against online surveillance and hacks.

We’re proud of our past support for the press, and we look forward to expanding the use of encryption among journalists. Want to switch your newsroom to encrypted email? Please contact us at

Best Regards,
The ProtonMail Team

You can get a free secure email account from ProtonMail here.

We also provide a free VPN service to protect your privacy.

ProtonMail and ProtonVPN are funded by community contributions. If you would like to support our development efforts, you can upgrade to a paid plan or donate. Thank you for your support.

About the Author

Ben Wolford

Ben Wolford is a writer at Proton. A journalist for many years, Ben joined Proton to help lead the fight for data privacy.


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3 comments on “ProtonMail supports data journalists through the European Journalism Centre

  • Please make me disable this Support Recovery. When will it be possible? I am a journalist and I need it, I didn’t know that even exist until someone begin to try to hijack my account, sadly, I thought ProtonMail doesn’t allow it but I was wrong. Right now it is only through a Support Request when you are asking them to disable for you. I think it will be helpful for everyone if such a thing will be a part of the Settings and not enabled by default.

  • Ugh, you guys are just fantastic. Keep up these partnerships, there’s a whole world of us out here that support everything you stand for.