A ‘Hotline’ Offers Women Journalists in Iraq Protection in a Hazardous Environment


Throughout 2020, UNESCO has been collaborating with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior to set up a reporting mechanism on threats made to women journalists, with a particular focus on digital threats and cyber blackmail. This mechanism, which will take the form of a helpline or “hotline” for women journalists in Iraq, will be led by a group of women police officers within a Special Investigations Unit.

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