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Online violence: UN report finds women journalists face a tide of abuse

By France24
10 May 2021   |   11:29 am
An UN report has found close to three quarters of women journalists are being attacked online for simply doing their job with many facing the threat of physical violence. Annette Young talks to investigative journalist and media executive, Maria Ressa, who's attracted the wrath of the Filipino government for her reporting and also Dr Julie Posetti from the International Centre for Journalists. Also the French government is starting to roll out dispensers offering free sanitary products in universities and in Paris high schools too, as they attempt to address period poverty.

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