UNESCO hosts webinar on crimes against women journalists [Worldwide]

Posted on Oct 27, 2021 in Specialized Topics

Journalists worldwide can participate in a webinar that addresses the safety of women journalists.

UNESCO, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations and the Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists, is hosting the webinar “Misinformation, hate speech and the safety of women journalists.”  The online event will be held to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity of Crimes against Journalists.

During the webinar, journalists will examine the impact of hate speech on the security of journalists by bringing together experts from technical agencies, media, civil society and UN Member States.

The event will also examine why online communication has increased the attacks against women journalists and female media workers, putting their safety at risk.  These attacks can range from violence, stigmatization, sexist hate speech, trolling, physical assault, rape to even murder.

The webinar will be held on Nov. 2.

Register now.