Journalism relies heavily on whistleblowing, tip-offs and confidential sources. It takes a lot of courage for people to contact journalists and making it quick and easy for these people to make contact is a top priority.
Most journalists and news organisations relay on traditional telephony and email to be contacted “anonymously”. Some organisations do offer other forms of contact like Signal, Telegram and WhatsApp but these methods do expose the users contact details which makes encryption redundant.
There are more advanced encrypted systems offered but they tend to be complicated and cumbersome for the average person to setup and use.
HaYa Org with HaYa Chat offer a simple and effective solution
For individual journalists
Individual journalists can sign up to HaYa Org and get their own personal QR code which they can then publish on their articles (online and print) and have it on their contact page on their website. This allows the public to contact them directly and anonymously in a live chat.
A person can scan the QR code and within seconds they are in a live chat with the journalist without having to disclose any personal information as HaYa Chat app doesn’t require any registration.
For news organisations
News organisations can have a main HaYa Org QR code on their website as well as event specific QR codes. Multiple journalists and researchers can be assigned to administer incoming chats allowing the scaling up of operations.
Benefits of HaYa
The benefit for the individual scanning the QR code is that their identity is protected and they can make contact at any time giving them freedom and confidence to make contact.
The benefit to the journalist is that they are able to take their time chatting with the person forging a relationship of trust.
HaYa Org can be set up in minutes allowing for quick deployment of QR codes. Try HaYa Org for free with no obligations and test it internally by getting your staff to scan the QR code and chat with you.