The International Press Institute (IPI) has launched a short documentary film about online attacks and threats against female journalists in Spain. The documentary includes interviews with some of Spain’s most prominent female journalists, including:
• Ana Pastor, host of the news programme El Objetivo on the broadcaster La Sexta
• Pepa Bueno, host of the radio programme Hoy por Hoy on Cadena SER
• Virginia Pérez Alonso, co-editor of the news site Público and president of the Platform in Defence of Free Expression (PDLI)
• Mònica Terribas, host of the radio programme El Matí de Catalunya Radio on Catalan public radio
• Cristina Fallarás, journalist and writer
• Lorena G. Maldonado, journalist, El Español
• Lara Siscar, journalist, Spanish public television (RTVE)
The documentary was filmed during a week-long visit to Spain as part of IPI’s Ontheline and OSCE RFoM’s SOFJO projects, which seek to raise awareness about the impact of online attacks on press freedom as well as collect and gather strategies developed by newsrooms to protect journalists from the phenomenon. The short film premiered on September 20 during a conference on media and gender equality organized by PDLI and the city of Madrid.
Read IPI’s full report on online harassment and the media in Spain (in Spanish).