Female journalists suffer threats and harassment in performing jobs

Lucy Westcott, Committee to Protect Journalists, (CPJ), September 4, 2019, found in a survey of journalists in the U.S. and Canada that female journalists deal routinely with threats and harassment in reporting the news, especially in covering politics or extremism. The journalists reported unwanted sexual advances and threats of rape and violence. The CPJ published updated safety guidelines for journalists in response to the survey findings.

Courtney Radsch of the CPJ said the greatest challenge for female journalists was online threats and harassment. She said the social media companies could do more to protect journalists. (CNN, September 8, 2019, by Clare Duffy)

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