If you want to contact the Bureau about a story please read our guide below first. This is especially important if you are worried about being identified. None of the methods listed here are 100% failsafe – no method is – but some offer a level of protection.
Emails have limited security, and can be traced or hacked, even if you set up a new account using a fake name. If what you're sending is sensitive use one of the other means of contact outlined below or read our guide on how to talk to a reporter.
By encrypted email
The Bureau uses PGP, a popular system for encrypting emails. If you send emails using PGP then the sender and recipient addresses remain visible but the content of the message is encrypted.
To send us an encrypted email you need to set up PGP on your email. It can seem complicated, but the browser extension Mailvelope (and this step-by-step guide) provide help. There are also how-to guides for Windows and Mac OS X here and here.
To contact a reporter or editor directly, use the PGP keys listed on their profiles. Please do note that PGP protects only the contents of an email, not the fact of its existence, so if you use a work email account (or one in your real name) it may still show that you have been in contact with the Bureau. It is also important to remember that whatever you use as your subject line in a PGP email will not be encrypted.
NB: The two methods below have been temporarily suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic
It might seem old-fashioned, but posting documents is the safest way to get information to us anonymously. Don’t write your name or any return address on the envelope, and ideally don’t post the documents from your home, workplace or anywhere near those locations. Please note: this address is for post only - not for personal callers.
Our postal address is:
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
PO Box 76421
To reach a specific reporter or editor, include that person’s name. To see what areas different Bureau journalists cover, check our staff profiles page.