UNESCO and ICFJ Survey on online violence against women journalists and effective measures to combat the problem

0925 unesco survey

Inviting women journalists to answer this survey and also share to fellow women journalists

On September 24, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) launch a global survey to assess the scale of online violence targeting women journalists around the world, and to help identify solutions to the pernicious problem. 

Online violence – which includes threats of sexual assault and murder, harassment, abuse, privacy breaches and digital security attacks – is injuring women journalists, chilling their reporting, and in some cases forcing them out of the profession altogether. The risk of online violence spilling offline is also significant, and there is growing evidence connecting online attacks with offline violence against women journalists.


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You may also contact [email protected] for a link of the survey in either English, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese or French.