Canadian Publishing Industry News
19 November 2021,     TORONTO
Harassment of journalists is rampant
 
 
A recent survey by research firm Ipsos found that online harassment of journalists is prevalent and pervasive. The firm surveyed more than 1,000 journalists. 72% of respondents say they have experienced some form of harassment in the last 12 months.

Online harassment is the most common: one in three journalists and media workers experienced online harassment once a month or more frequently. One in 10 were the object of death threats against them within the same time period.

Women, younger journalists or media workers and members of BIPOC and LGBTQ2+ face more online harassment than others.

The consequences are deep troubling. Many journalists have experienced mental health challenges and on in three respondents has thought about leaving the profession during the last year.

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