The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), in collaboration with the #NotOk campaign and the Canadian Women’s Foundation, is holding a free webcast Special Event on the virtual harm and harassment faced by women journalists on Wednesday, November 30, at 1 p.m. EST.
Participating in the panel discussion are Garvia Bailey, broadcaster and co-founder of Media Girlfriends; Christina Frangou, freelance journalist; and Saba Eitizaz, Toronto Star producer and co-host of This Matters podcast. CBC News correspondent Salimah Shivji will moderate this discussion.
Online attacks are increasingly personal, brutal, and coordinated, and carry the serious threat of offline harm. In Canada, several journalists – nearly all racialized women – were recently targeted by an escalating hate campaign through encrypted email services, threatening ‘real-world’ sexual violence and harm. The harm radiates outward from those most affected to the news and information ecosystem.