Learning tools, interactive maps and applications

RUTH PADAWER - DART Center for Journalism and Trauma

This tip sheet, drawing on interviews with nine leading women in journalism and other sources, offers strategies for recognizing, mitigating and addressing sexual harassment and other predatory behavior while reporting.

Journalists work by building trusting, professional relationships with sources and colleagues alike. Sometimes sources or colleagues may challenge those boundaries with aggressions small and large, ranging from annoyance to assault, including unwanted sexual advances, sexual harassment or sexual violence.

Time's Up

The Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund connects those who experience sexual misconduct in the workplace with legal and PR assistance.

"We demand that every person is free from sexual harassment, assault, retaliation, and other forms of discrimination on the job. Period."

International Press Institute

OnTheLine is the International Press Institute (IPI)’s project to monitor systematically online harassment against journalists and analyse the patterns these attacks take. Our mission is to raise awareness and build guidelines to counter online harassment.

WAN-IFRA Women in News

A Gender Balance Guide for the Media and an interactive digital tool are important resources for media leaders to identify implicit bias and provides practical approaches to improve gender balance in content. These tools are are also used by our trainers and WIN experts. The guide is currently available in English, Arabic, Burmese , and Russian.

WAN-IFRA Women in News

This is a practical handbook for media employers and employees to deal with and prevent sexual harassment in their media organisations. The handbook is currently available in English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Myanmar, Vietnamese, and Russian.

WAN-IFRA Women in News

Women in News has developed a practical toolkit for media employers and employees to deal with and prevent sexual harassment in their media organisations.

The toolkit includes:

  1. Practical guide for media employers and employees

  2. Awareness poster (A2) to put up in newsrooms and offices

  3. Sample sexual harassment policy

  4. Sample sexual harassment survey

  5. Sample communications templates

Digital Safe House

Women journalists in the Philippines are being attacked relentlessly. This is glaring especially under current political climate where intolerance to dissent, tyranny and misogyny are rampant. Women journalists known for their critical reporting of government policies are not only being denied access to their sources. They are also being vilified, tagged as enemies of the state. Such tagging increasingly results in arbitrary arrests and detention, with women journalists falsely accused of crimes they did not commit.

This platform serves as a first-stop for women journalists at risk and those who are seeking support in the face of various attacks, abuse and violence.

Coalition Against Online Violence

It takes all of us to combat online violence. From newsroom leaders to tech companies to news consumers, everyone has a role to play in protecting women journalists’ voices online.

This response hub includes advocacy campaigns and opportunities from the Coalition Against Online Violence to help organisations use their platforms to end online abuse. Together, we can change the reality for women journalists and bolster a more free, democratic media landscape.

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