The Sentry investigates people and companies who profit from corruption and violent conflict in South Sudan, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic and works to help hold these corrupt actors accountable. If you have information about corruption, theft of state resources, or war profiteering in any of these countries, we want to hear from you.
Your safety and security are our first priority. Choose the way to contact us that’s best for you. Avoid using computers or internet connections you do not own. Consider your circumstances and the risks of sharing 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 multiple options for you to submit information to The Sentry:
Submit information anonymously with GlobaLeaks
GlobaLeaks is an open-source system that lets people and organizations anonymously submit information. Information you submit to The Sentry through GlobaLeaks will be sent in encrypted format straight to our investigative team and no one else. When submitting information through this method, 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.
For added security, we recommend you use the Tor Browser.
1. Download the Tor Browser at www.torproject.org
2. Copy the following address:
3. Open a Tor Browser window.
4. Paste the address into a Tor Browser window and press return.
For more information, see the Tor User Manual.
Submit information by email
If you have an email account through the security-focused provider ProtonMail, the contents of any e-mail you send to firstname.lastname@example.org will automatically be encrypted for extra security. We recommend you use a general subject line for any email you send. Even when you use email encryption, the subject line will not be encrypted. In addition, we note that sending email through an email 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 a layer of security when you contact us with public key cryptography, or PGP, a common method for encrypting the contents of email messages. For webmail (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo! etc.), we recommend the browser plugin Mailvelope (instructions/français). For information on how to use public key cryptography for email, click on the link that corresponds to the operating system you use: Windows; Mac OS X; Linux.
For the PGP key associated with email@example.com, click here.
Fingerprint: 231A 831B 53C2 492E 80AC 1108 B405 D15C 7478 D5AF
For the PGP key associated with firstname.lastname@example.org, click here.
Fingerprint: 7CBB 24D1 D65F D646 8C72 B5E8 FB73 E321 FF01 761A
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 r frequently asked questions answered on the WhatsApp website. if your device uses the iOS mobile operating system and if your device uses the Android mobile operating system. For additional information on WhatsApp, click fo
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 if your device uses the iOS mobile operating system and if your device uses the Android mobile operating system. For additional information on Signal in English, click 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.