Women’s Day: Our Jailed Colleagues

For International Women's Day, the Committee to Protect Journalists has highlighted the cases of female journalists jailed around the world in retaliation for their work. At least 33 of the 251 journalists in jail at the time of CPJ's prison census are women. At least one of those — Turkish reporter and artist Zehra Dogan — was released in February after serving a sentence on anti-state charges. The four female journalists jailed in Saudi Arabia were detained over their criticism of the kingdom's ban on women driving.

Source: CPJ

Posted on: March 8, 2019

Harassed: Reporting While Female

Nearly one-third of female journalists surveyed considered leaving the profession due to online attacks and threats. That’s according to “Attacks and Harassment: The Impact on Female Journalists and Their Reporting,” which was released by the International Women’s Media Foundation and TrollBusters last week. Researchers also found that 70 percent of the women surveyed experienced more than one type of harassment, threat or attack, while 52 percent of respondents have experienced an offense in the past year. Against a global backdrop that has changed significantly in the past five years both politically and digitally, the report describes how different actors are using physical and social media strategies against women journalists to intimidate, sow disinformation, discredit the journalist and the news media and create significant professional harm.

Source: IWMF

Posted on: September 17, 2018

Women at Forefront of Mexico Investigative Rptg

Women increasingly make up an important part of the media landscape in Mexico. According to a study by the organization Communication and Information for Women, there are more women journalists in radio and television than men, and they are increasingly the ones reporting on large-scale investigations.

Source: Journalism in the Americas

Posted on: June 28, 2013