On International Women’s Day, we are proud to announce the creation of the Online Violence Response Hub.
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Women journalists face online violence simply for doing their job. These online attacks have very real consequences, both for the journalists themselves and for freedom of expression. They are designed to chill independent journalism and increase the risks journalists face offline. Media workers who are targeted online are often unsure about where to go for support, leaving them isolated and, in many cases, unable to work.
On International Women’s Day, we are proud to introduce the Online Violence Response Hub. The Hub will be a resource center where women journalists can come to find the latest information on online abuse. From psychosocial trauma response to the latest digital safety guides, the Hub puts everything in one place, allowing the journalist to focus on their safety instead of having to comb the internet for answers.
This is a project of the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), under the banner of the Coalition Against Online Violence. The Coalition is a collection of global organizations working to find better solutions to addressing the issue of online abuse, harassment and other forms of digital attack.
The Online Violence Response Hub will launch in Summer 2021. Sign up for email alerts above to be the first to know when we go live!
If you are a woman journalist, or an organization or company interested in getting involved or joining our rapid response team, please reach out to us, we’d love to hear from you. You can contact the IWMF at firstname.lastname@example.org, or ICFJ at email@example.com.
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