Got a confidential news tip?

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If you have information to share with Cabin Radio, we offer several ways to provide materials to our newsroom team.

No communications system is completely secure, but there are tools which can help to protect your anonymity when you get in touch with us. Check out the options below.

NOTE: These communications methods are intended for confidential information. To submit feedback on our journalism, ideas for reports, or news releases, you can contact us by email or via our Facebook page.

What makes a good tip?

This guidance comes from the New York Times. The same applies to news tips we receive at Cabin Radio.

A strong news tip will have several components.

Documentation or evidence is essential. Speculating or having a hunch does not rise to the level of a tip.

A good news tip should articulate a clear and understandable issue or problem with real-world consequences. Be specific.

Finally, a news tip should be newsworthy. While we agree it is unfair that your neighbour is stealing cable, we would not write a story about it.

Examples of good tips include:

Here is evidence that this government representative is breaking the law.

Here is proof that this company is conducting itself unethically.

Cabin Radio regularly reviews messages and endeavours to provide an individual response to each.


WhatsApp is a free messaging app owned by Facebook that allows full end-to-end encryption. Only the sender and recipient can read messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents and calls.

Though you can limit some account information shared to Facebook, WhatsApp still keeps records of the phone numbers involved in the exchange and the users’ metadata, including timestamps on messages.

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This free, open-source messaging app offers end-to-end encryption to send messages, photos, video and calls.

Signal retains only your phone number, when you first registered with the service, and when you were last active. No metadata surrounding communications is retained.

The app also allows messages to self-destruct, removing them from the recipient’s and sender’s phones (once it’s been seen) after a set amount of time.

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Postal Mail

Mail delivered through the postal service is another secure means of communication.

We recommend you use a public mailbox, not a post office.


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