For Local Female Journalists in US, Rape Threats, Stalkers, Harassment Can Come with the Beat

In 2016, the FBI told a local TV journalist that she wasn’t safe sleeping in her own home. Her TV station, which covers a major American city, hired an off-duty police officer to guard the parking lot when she arrived at work. Even for a journalist covering organized crime, such measures may seem extreme–but her beat is much less fraught: she covers light-hearted local news and sport.

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