COUNTERING ONLINE ABUSE OF FEMALE JOURNALISTS: A REPORT BY THE OSCE
Democracy thrives when a plurality of voices are heard online. Yet, one particular group of voices has come under attack in the most disturbing and dangerous of ways. Female journalists and bloggers throughout the globe are being inundated with threats of murder, rape, physical violence and graphic imagery via email, commenting sections and across all social media platforms.
This publication hopes to clarify the complexity of online abuse of female journalists. Its authors hope that it will be used as guidance for action to counter the phenomenon and replace it with an Internet culture and environment in which everyone feels safe to share and receive information and opinions.