Online Harassment

Online Violence Against Women: In Whose Hands Are Journalists Safe?

The Internet is an essential resource that journalists depend on for sourcing story subjects, creating and distributing content, and engaging with the audience. Despite its importance, the Internet has also been used as an avenue for attacks against journalists, not just because of their journalistic work, but often because of their gender. This calls for a multi-stakeholder approach to ensure that the internet is a safe space for female journalist.

The New Censorship: Why Protecting Journalists Online from Harassment is Critical to Press Freedom

The rise of social media platforms provides many opportunities to the more than half a billion  internet users in Africa, including increased access to information and extended social networks. However, these platforms pose new challenges to protecting the safety of journalists.