The International Press Institute (IPI) is proud to host a panel discussion at the 2017 International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy analysing digital attacks on journalists, with a focus on cases of online harassment in Turkey, Austria and Russia. The Festival, from April 5 to 9, is one of Europe’s largest media events.

A team of IPI experts has monitored and tracked online attacks on journalists in several European countries, categorising them and the forms they take (see IPI’s database of online attacks on journalists). After more than a year of review, IPI’s team has noticed patterns that experts, researchers and journalists from Turkey, Austria and Russia will discuss. Read more about the panel.

Panellists include:

Ingrid Brodnig, Journalist and author, “Hate in the Net“, Austria
Irina Borogan, Co-founder and Deputy Editor,, Russia
Emre Kizilkaya, Digital Content Coordinator, Hürriyet, Turkey

The discussion will be moderated by IPI Digital Media Coordinator Javier Luque.

The panel is presented as part of IPI’s Ontheline programme, an effort to systematically monitor online harassment and digital attacks on journalists. Working with experts from different disciplines, the project seeks to develop specific protocols to address online harassment of journalists (learn more).