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Combating online violence against journalists in ‘world’s happiest country’

Struck by his own experience in dealing face-to-face with his own harasser, Sami Koivisto, head of audience dialogue at the Finnish public broadcaster Yle, used this ordeal in developing a company guide on how to address online abuse on social media. In a detailed and intense article, Koivisto recounted his personal experience of the mediation […]

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In Austria, far-right deploys online disinformation against critical press

“If you want to get rid of independent and public media, the first thing you have to do is convince the people that it is not needed”, Nina Horaczek, chief reporter for the Viennese weekly Falter, told the International Press Institute (IPI) in a recent interview. It’s an objective that appears to be a driving […]

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Tools and strategies for online moderators to address abuse on social media

The International Press Institute (IPI) has published a new resource for online moderators of news outlets to address abuse that takes place on social media. The tools and strategies for managing debate on Facebook and Twitter are part of IPI’s Newsrooms Ontheline platform, which collects best practices for countering online harassment against journalists. Newsrooms worldwide […]

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IPI launches resource platform for newsrooms on online abuse

A new website launched on July 9 by the International Press Institute (IPI) offers comprehensive resources for newsrooms to combat online harassment against journalists and its effects on press freedom. Although harassment and abuse of journalists online are growing across the globe, there are few concrete resources available for newsrooms to respond to the dangers […]

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