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Tuesday, November 17 • 11:15 - 12:30
Digital harassment: A threat against press freedom

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An increasing number of journalists experience digital harassment as a consequence of their work. It ranges from harassing comments on social media to coordinated campaigns with the purpose of intimidating the journalist. It can lead to stress, depression and self censorship, and is therefor also a serious threat against press freedom. In this session we look closer at the problem – where does it happen and who are the people behind it – and discuss hands on what you can do if you or your colleague are targeted.

Moderators
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Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
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Freja Wedenborg

Journalist
Danish journalist and author of Cryptoguide for journalists. Teaching journalism and digital self defence atVallekilde Folk High School and the Danish School of Media and Journalism and freelancing investigative journalism. Also a board member in The Danish Union of Journalists. @FrejaWedenborg... Read More →
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Maia Kahlke Lorentzen

Researcher, trainer, Cybernauterne
I am a trainer, facilitator and consultant in the areas of digital literacy, cybersecurity, online activism, mobilization and fundraising. I also do research on online subcultures, hateforums, trolling, digital harassment and radicalisation. In June 2019 my book on online trolling... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 CET
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