What journalists are doing about online abuse and harassment

Journalists are increasingly the target of insults or threats from individuals or groups online, which can have physical impacts and should no longer be seen as separate from the offline world.

The goal of the harassment? Censorship. And women bear the brunt of the abuse, which is usually gendered and sexualised.

Journalists have developed ways to deal with online harassment, from shutting down social media accounts, to confronting abusers, to advocating for change on a systemic level.

In this podcast produced by our colleagues at the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN IFRA), we hear about how that works.

Listen here

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