How to securely share information with Global Witness

Our Signal number is +44 (0)7885969480

Do you have information or data relevant to a Global Witness investigation or one of our campaign areas?  The best way of sharing this with us securely is through the Signal app to our dedicated number which is +44 (0)7885969480

Signal is a free and open-source messaging app with end-to-end encryption, it is available for both Android and iOS. You can set up the service to delete messages from the sender and recipient’s phones after a set amount of time. Bear in mind that any messages you send will be associated with a phone number.

As a source, what else should I know?

Global Witness retains strict access control over information submitted via Signal. A select few within our organisation will have access to Signal submissions. 

Our researchers may want to contact you to get further information, to check and verify your story. You may wish to send us information without revealing your identity (please note that any messages via Signal will be associated with a phone number) and then following this up with direct contact (using a safe method) to discuss either on the record or confidentially without leaving a paper trail.

  • We will do our best to protect your identity unless you indicate you wish to waive your anonymity
  • Sharing information with us is no guarantee that content will be published referencing that data, or that you will receive a response 
  • We do not monitor our Signal tips line 24 hours a day
  • When accessing this landing page we will not set cookies, track your usage or display third party content
  • Do not abuse this line by sending pornographic or obscene content
  • Use of the Global Witness' Signal line is at the user's own risk