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VIDEO: Online abuse of women journalists ‘already gone too far’

Online harassment of women in journalists in Finland has already gone too far, Johanna Vehkoo, a journalist and the author of a recent book on online misogyny called The Internet of Hate and Loathing, says in a new video interview with the International Press Institute. The book collects the stories of several women in different […]

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One Hungarian media monster to rule them all

After eight years of legal manoeuvring and many small steps toward building a centralized propaganda machine, Hungary’s government has put all its cards on the table and created a media behemoth of unheard size. And, to pave the way, the government has exempted its creation from almost all legal scrutiny and competition rules. There had […]

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UK newsrooms seek social network help to curb online abuse

Social media has turned into a double-edged sword for newsrooms: It is an irreplaceable resource of news content and audience engagement but it can also expose journalists to online abuse that impacts their ability to work and causes severe distress. To fight the negative effects stemming from social media, newsrooms in the United Kingdom have […]

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Pioneering film on online abuse against women journalists opens in Vienna

A full house of nearly 300 people attended yesterday’s world premiere in Vienna’s Stadtkino of the documentary film “A Dark Place”, which reveals the extent and impact of online abuse against female journalists and the risk it poses to pluralism and freedom of expression. The film, produced by the Office of the Representative of Freedom […]

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