Online violence against female journalists – ways to keep your staff safe in a virtual world
Online violence against female journalists is one of the most pressing threats to media freedom worldwide. This webinar, which takes place from 14:30-15:30 CET on 6 March, will address the heightened risks female journalists face in their work and look at some tools organizations can implement to keep their staff safe.
A new global report from the ICFJ and UNESCO reported that 73% of women journalists had faced online violence in the course of their work. ‘The Chilling’ reveals the lengths people will go to silence female voices, humiliate, stifle public interest journalism, kill women’s careers and deprive society of important voices and perspectives.
This International Women’s Week session is part of the EBU’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion activities and supports the #OurJournalistsOurFreedom campaign.
- Florence Hainaut, freelance journalist and filmmaker
- Helena Milinkovic, President, Union of journalists Radio Television Slovenia
- Dr Julie Posetti, Co-author of The Chilling, a joint ICFJ and UNESCO report on online violence against women journalists.
- Marcel Gelauff, Co-founder and former Board member, PersVeilig, Netherlands
Noel Curran, Director-General, European Broadcasting Union
Francesca Scott, Head of Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Director General (EBU)
Dr Julie Posetti
Co-author of The Chilling, a joint ICFJ and UNESCO report on online violence against women journalists
Co-founder and former Board member, PersVeilig, Netherlands
Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion