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Violence against female journalists

Wednesday 9 March 2016, by SIGNIS

Leipzig, March, 9th, 2016 (ECPMF). The European Center for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) - partnering with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) - took the International Women’s Day as opportunity to launch a Women’s Reporting Point.

One of ECPMF’s tasks is to monitor attacks against journalists and offer victims advice and solidarity. Female journalists often face different kinds of threats than their male colleagues: Attacks against them are often gender-based and sexualised.

The new reporting point for women is a reaction to this specific kind of violence. Encrypted messaging is provided and the messages will only be opened and treated by female staff at the ECPMF office. As many women do not report attacks against them, ECPMF strongly encourages them to do so. They want to use the data collected - of course with identity details removed - to create a database. It will serve as basis for an analysis of violence against female media workers in Europe to raise visibility of this problem.

Help them spread the word about this project!
You can find here the article explaining the need for a Women’s Reporting Point.

The Women’s Reporting Point can be found here.

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