Julia van Leuven had this very important report on threats against women journalists online. The article is published by Deutsche Welle (DW). Below is an excerpt:
According to the United Nations, violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It is estimated that one in three women will experience sexual or physical violence in her lifetime.
For women journalists, the odds are significantly worse: In a 2017 study conducted by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), one in two women journalists have been subjected to gender-based violence, for instance sexual harassment, psychological abuse or online trolling. According to the study, 85 percent say that no or inadequate action has been taken against aggressors.
At least 97 women journalists have been killed in connection to their work since 1992, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). In 2019, 20 women journalists were behind prison bars globally, with several of them being abused in custody.
Read the full article here.