March 31, 2021
Hollaback! has partnered with International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) to bring new tools and resources for women journalists. We’ve run a series of focus groups and workshops with journalists to understand their experiences with online harassment, what their needs are, and how together we can create solidarity against harassment.
In a 2018 study by the International Federation of Journalists, 38% of women who experienced online abuse admitted to self-censorship and 63% said these attacks had had psychological effects such as anxiety, fear or stress. This collaboration builds on the work of IWMF’s Coalition on Online Abuse, which seeks to offer journalists support, bolster their digital security and empower the news media to keep its employees safer online. You can learn more about the Coalition here.