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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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Online harassment brings special risks for freelance journalists

Greek freelance journalist Anthi Pazianou found herself in the middle of an online abuse campaign in September after the leader of an extreme right-wing movement posted a photo of Pazianou with a refugee football team whose story she had recently covered along with other refugee-related issues on the Greek island of Lesbos. The post, which […]

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BLOG: UK newsrooms aim to foster better conversations in comment sections

Comment sections of news sites are one of the arenas where journalists may become targets of abuse and vitriol. To tackle this issue, media organizations in the UK have adopted various measures to better manage and moderate the comments on their websites. Representatives of the International Press Institute (IPI) and the Organization for Security and […]

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Politics, gender key triggers for online abuse in Poland

The International Press Institute (IPI), a Vienna-based global press freedom organization, today launched a new report on online abuse against journalists in Poland, identifying domestic politics, refugees, Polish-Jewish history and gender issues as the topics most likely to attract threatening and hateful messages. IPI conducted a fact-finding mission to Poland in June 2018 as part of […]

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