Salama helps journalists and bloggers assess their risk level by answering a series of questions about their physical and online security practices. Users are rated on a scale of 20 to 100, 20 indicating low risk and 100 meaning their risk level is extremely high. Based on these results, the app provides immediate feedback on what they can do to improve their security. This includes links to online manuals, tutorials and other training materials developed by ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra.
A "Security Library" is also built into the app. This resource includes guides to help journalists mitigate a range of security issues. It includes tips for creating secure passwords, protocols to keep in mind when reporting from dangerous areas and a list of tools for chat encryption.
Salama is available in English, Spanish and Arabic.