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Belgian film #FatUglySlut zeroes in on online abuse against women

Some of the women journalists whom IPI has interviewed over the years have said that one way to get some distance to the online misogyny they faced was to take it as a subject of analysis for their work. Azerbaijani journalist Arzu Geybulleva, for example, reported on the troll armies that directed their hatred against […]

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IPI Podcasts: What should be done against misogynistic abuse online and by whom?

IPI speaks with new OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Teresa Ribeiro and IPI Executive Director Barbara Trionfi about concrete actions several actors – from governments to the judiciary as well as news outlets – should adopt to combat one a growing threats to press freedom. Both share the recommendations and suggestions contained in […]

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IPI Podcast: The up- and downside of new Austrian law to regulate platforms and combat online abuse

The Austrian Communication Platforms Act took effect on January 1, 2021. It’s Austria’s attempt to protect public discourse by regulating the big social media platforms. The law is also part of a larger package of legal reforms in the country that aim at addressing online abuse. IPI Head of Digital Communications Javier Luque talks to […]

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IPI Podcast: Online attacks and smear campaigns are pushing Slovenian journalists to the limit

In this latest episode of IPI’s ‘The Press Freedom Files’ podcast, IPI Head of Digital Communications Javier Luque looks into the increasingly difficult situation journalists face in Slovenia. A rise in online abuse and campaigns to discredit the media fuelled by a populist government leave journalists with a difficult decision to make: Either accept all […]

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