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Social media is ‘dangerous’ to women journalists in Nepal

Journalists around the world face online harassment for their critical reporting. In particular, female journalists receive a disproportionate number of online attacks and threats compared to their male colleagues. The vicious and widespread nature of these attacks reflects latent misogyny in society and not only endangers the gains that female journalists have made in the […]

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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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Indian govt’s clash with Twitter exposes its fear of public debate

The recent farmers’ protests in India led to an exceptional dispute between the government and Twitter, as the social media platform has refused the Indian government’s request to block hundreds of accounts, including those of journalists. The disagreement began on February 1 when Twitter blocked or deleted 250 accounts and tweets at the request of […]

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