Online Attacks on Women Journalists Leading to ‘Real World’ Violence, New Research Shows

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The insidious problem of online violence against women journalists is increasingly spilling offline, with potentially deadly consequences, a new global survey suggests.

Twenty percent of women journalists and media workers who participated in the survey - run by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - reported being targeted with offline abuse and attacks that they believe were connected with online violence they had experienced.

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