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Carmen Aristegui: A Prime Target of Online Violence in the Deadliest Country to Practice Journalism Outside a War Zone

Killing journalists with impunity is the norm in Mexico – the deadliest place in the world to practice journalism outside of an active war zone. In a country which also experiences terrible rates of femicide, it is unsurprising that gender-based online violence is also prevalent. It works as an additional tool for entrenching and extending repression of female journalists. And multi-award-winning Mexican investigative reporter Carmen Aristegui Flores is a prime target.


New Research Illuminates Escalating Online Violence on Musk’s Twitter

Research on online violence against women journalists from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the University of Sheffield features in a new BBC Panorama investigation revealing how misogynistic hate speech is thriving on Twitter since Elon Musk’s takeover.


How Disinformation Fuels Online Violence Storms Targeting Women Journalists

Two ‘big data’ case studies published by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) – in concert with the Story Killers project – allow readers to see into the core of misogynistic, digital disinformation campaigns designed to discredit women journalists and chill their reporting.


News Outlets Around the World Report Findings from ICFJ-UNESCO Study on Online Violence

Recent media coverage spotlights the critical findings and recommendations from a groundbreaking study on gendered online violence targeting journalists.


Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa: Global Study Is a Vital 'Call to Action' on Online Violence

Maria Ressa, a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is one of three journalists in focus in big data case studies produced for ICFJ's groundbreaking research project spanning three years, and culminating in the publication of The Chilling: A global study of online violence against women journalists. The UNESCO-supported publication features


A Vital ‘Call to Action:’ Global Study Offers Solutions in Fight Against Online Violence

ICFJ's groundbreaking research project spanning three years culminates today in the publication in full of The Chilling: A global study of online violence against women journalists. The UNESCO-supported publication features new tools and over 100 recommendations to help fight a global scourge that threatens journalists’ safety and poisons democratic discourse.


ICFJ Stands With Nigerian Journalist Kiki Mordi Against Unrelenting Misogynistic Attacks

The International Center for Journalists stands with multi award-winning investigative journalist and documentarian Kiki Mordi, who is facing escalating online violence laced with gendered disinformation designed to discredit and silence her.


The Chilling: New Recommendations Aimed at News Organizations and the Platforms in Response to Online Violence Against Women Journalists

New research from a UN study produced by ICFJ details how news organizations and big tech companies are failing to adequately mitigate and respond to online violence targeting women journalists – a global scourge with serious and far-reaching consequences. The researchers offer concrete recommendations to better safeguard women journalists, who face credible death threats, threats of sexual violence – including against their children – and large-scale coordinated online harassment designed to silence them and their reporting.


New Ways to Fight Online Violence

Over the past two years, ICFJ’s research has illuminated a horrendous – and growing – problem of online violence against women journalists. But we know that researching the problem is just the first step. We also need to help journalists deal with this abuse.


New Hub Offers Support for Journalists Facing Online Violence

For the majority of women working in the news industry today, weathering online attacks has become an ugly reality of the job. Nearly three-quarters of the 714 women journalists who responded to a global ICFJ-UNESCO survey said they had experienced online violence in their professional capacity. And it is an escalating problem.