The Sentry investigates and reports on the activities of those who stand to profit from violent conflict in South Sudan, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic. If you have information concerning corruption, theft of state resources, or war profiteering related to any of these countries, we would like to hear from you.
Your safety and security are our priority. There are a number of factors to consider in selecting the best method for contacting The Sentry. You should first reflect on your personal circumstances and risks associated with providing information using the methods we describe here. For more information on protecting your digital security, consult the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Surveillance Self-Defense guide.
We offer the multiple options for you to submit information to The Sentry:
Submit information anonymously with GlobaLeaks
GlobaLeaks is an open-source system that enables individuals and organizations to anonymously submit information. Information you submit to The Sentry through GlobaLeaks will be sent in encrypted for-mat straight to our investigative team and no one else. When submitting information through this meth-od, you should use a computer or other web-enabled device you trust and take additional measures to reinforce your privacy, such as deleting your browser’s temporary files and browsing history. If you would like to provide information using this system, click the button below to begin the submission process.
Submit information by email
The Sentry accepts information by e-mail at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an email account through the security-focused provider Protonmail, the contents of any e-mail you send to email@example.com will automatically be encrypted. We recommend that you use a general subject line for any e-mail you send. Even when you use e-mail encryption, the subject line will not be encrypted. In addition, we note that sending email through an e-mail address that is personally or professionally associated with you may not be ideal for ensuring the security of your communication with us.
For extra email security:
You can also add an additional layer of security when you contact us with public key cryptography, a common method for encrypting the contents of e-mail messages. For information on how to use public key cryptography, also called PGP or Pretty Good Privacy, click on the link that corresponds to the op-erating system you use: Windows; Mac OS X; Linux.
For the PGP key associated with firstname.lastname@example.org, click here: 0x56de8c89f4327bd3. For the PGP key associated with email@example.com, click here: 0x6ee538ec56452640.
Submit information with WhatsApp
WhatsApp is a mobile app that enables users to send end-to-end encrypted text and group messages, securely transmit files, and have encrypted phone conversations with other users. For information on using WhatsApp, click here if your device uses the iOS mobile operating system and here if your device uses the Android mobile operating system. For additional information on WhatsApp, click here for fre-quently asked questions answered on the WhatsApp website.
WhatsApp users can communicate with The Sentry at +1-202-349-2311.
Submit information with Signal
Signal is an open source mobile app that enables users to send end-to-end encrypted text and group messages, securely transmit files, and have encrypted phone conversations with other Signal users. For more information on using Signal, click here if your device uses the iOS mobile operating system and here if your device uses the Android mobile operating system. For additional information on Signal in English, click here for the Signal website.
Signal users can communicate with The Sentry at +1-202-349-2311.
Through whichever means you contact us, you are welcome, but not required, to share your name and contact information so we can talk with you. However, we fully recognize that the risks in exposing possible wrongdoing may make that impossible.