The Chilling: What More Can News Organisations Do to Combat Gendered Online Violence?

This is an extracted chapter from a wider UNESCO-commissioned global study on online violence against women journalists produced by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). The full-length study will be published in 2022.

This chapter seeks to identify the role of news organisations in preventing online violence against women journalists and providing due protection when these attacks do occur. It also provides 26 action-oriented recommendations to help the news industry respond more effectively to the crisis.

UNESCO has previously published two reports from this overarching study, entitled ‘Global Trends in Online Violence Against Women Journalists: A Global Snapshot of Incidents and Impacts’ (2020) and ‘The Chilling: Global Trends in Online Violence Against Women Journalists’ (2021).

Authors: Julie Posetti & Nabeelah Shabbir

Year Country Organisation Author Type
2022 Global UNESCO Posetti, J. & Shabbir, N. research report
Theory of Change Keywords Download/link
Intermediate Outcome 1 evidence-based recommendations, online violence, women journalists Download/link