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I write for Risk & Compliance Journal, a page hosted on WSJ.com.
I'm 27 and I live in Astoria, Queens. I listen to a ton of music and read a lot about politics, public policy, the news media and the future of journalism. I also am a big fan of the Knicks, Jets and Mets. Expect a heavy dose of things to read.
The insultingly half-assed attempts to saddle Janay Palmer with culpability for her attack and the exploitive re-victimizing of her via endless replays of the second elevator video is disgusting. But they both spring from the same font of moral indolence. The cover-up and the supposed “need” to see the video are two versions of the same disease – the first is the thing that ravages you, the second is the dead-celled attempt at inoculation by pumping you full of a now-sterilized violence.
“It appears that a lot of the, particularly the war reporting from very dangerous places, is increasingly coming from female freelancers,” said Anna Schiller, the communications director for the International Women’s Media Foundation.
But with that bravery comes ever increasing danger. “The entire security situation in Syria has been deteriorating, and so for women journalists as well,” Schiller told Fusion.
IWMF found that nearly two-thirds of women they surveyed reported experiencing “intimidation, threats and abuse” in relation to their work. In addition to threats of physical violence, female journalists’ digital safety is often precarious.
A recent study from Demos found male public figures are more likely to receive abuse on Twitter — unless they’re journalists.
“Journalism is the only category where women received more abuse than men, with female journalists and TV news presenters receiving roughly three times as much abuse as their male counterparts,” the study found:
IWMF’s website was hacked Friday evening — a move the organization sees as an attack against women journalists in general, Schiller said. The hacker deleted all of the content on the organization’s website, causing IT security experts to believe it was a targeted attack, she said in an email.
Writing by Abby Rogers; Editing by Margarita Noriega.