By Fiona Davidson, project worker, A Stronger Voice for Women in the Media
Women journalists are no strangers to violence – in the newsroom, on the front line and in cyberspace. In fact online abuse is a growing problem for journalists and the nature directed at women is particularly vile, insidious and threatening.
However cyberbullying of women journalists is not merely a gender issue. It is silencing women at a time when women in the media need to be heard. And if it means journalists are avoiding certain stories, that is a major problem for free speech and democracy.
World Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was on 25 November, marking the start of 16 days of activism. Continue reading