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Tackling Online Harassment and Abuse Against Women Journalists
Join ARTICLE 19, OSCE, UNESCO, and the Permanent Missions of Austria, Botswana, Canada, Costa Rica, and the United Kingdom to the United Nations in New York for our side event at CSW65.

Across the globe, women journalists are at a heightened risk of violence as a result of their journalistic activities, and for being women in patriarchal societies. While digital technologies have created new opportunities for women journalists to conduct their vital work, the same technologies have also reproduced and amplified patterns of abuse and harassment that women have long faced offline.

Join our online side event to discuss:

• What are emerging or otherwise overlooked forms of online harassment and abuse that disproportionally or differently affect women journalists compared to their male counterparts?
• How should States appropriately and effectively investigate instances of online harassment and abuse faced by women journalists? What are the key principles and standards to consider in such investigations?
• What measures are States currently taking to tackle online gender-based harassment and abuse in a way which fully protects the right to freedom of expression? Are these measures sufficient? What other measures should States adopt?
• What are the gaps in existing international standards on the human rights of women journalists, including in regular safety of journalists resolutions?

Opening Remarks

• Robert Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada

Panellists

• Irene Khan, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression
• Teresa Ribeiro, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
• Guilherme Canela, Chief of Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists, UNESCO
• Paulina Gutiérrez, Senior Legal Officer, ARTICLE 19
• Bianca Santana, Journalist and PhD in Information Science

Moderator
• Hiba Morgan, Journalist, Al Jazeera

Mar 18, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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