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#Journaliststoo – women journalists speak out

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November 2021), Irene Khan, Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, published the essay collection “#JournalistsToo – Women Journalists Speak Out”, which chronicles the personal experiences of harassment by eleven journalists from ten countries. The publication is supported by UNESCO and the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council.

In stark language, the journalists describe the threats and attacks they endure – simply for being women, for doing their work, for revealing the truth and daring to speak up. The harassment and attacks range from defamation and disinformation campaigns, gendered hate speech, trolling to rape and death threats, smear campaigns and threats against their family members. The stories show how gender-based violence intersects with racism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination.

Find the complete essay collection here.

Organisation: Unesco

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Online


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