Attacks and Harassment: The Impact on Female Journalists and Their Reporting

This report, co-authored with TrollBusters, provides a clear examination of the professional dangers of being a female journalist in the news media today. Against a global backdrop that has changed significantly in the past five years both politically and digitally, this report provides an update to the 2014 report “Violence and Harassment Against Women in the News Media: A Global Picture.”

This new report describes how different actors are using physical and social media strategies against women journalists to intimidate, sow disinformation, discredit the journalist and the news media, and create significant professional harm.

This hostile environment is a direct attack on freedom of expression worldwide with the intent to silence women’s voices and the stories they tell.

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