Time to act: measures of curbing harassment of journalists in African newsrooms

Bhekizulu Tshuma*, Lungile Auustine Tshuma

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares

Resumo

This chapter discusses the safety measures that newsrooms should adopt to help fight various forms of harassment. The chapter comes against the background of previous studies having found that newsrooms are ill-prepared to address different forms of harassment. As a result, journalists are left with the burden of fighting threats on their own. This chapter outlines possible measures that newsrooms, government institutions, and media-related civil society organisations can possibly implement to help fight online and offline forms of harassment. Some of the possible solutions that have been put forward by this chapter include the setting up of the legal department within the newsrooms to help swiftly address cases of harassment and the need for an open and daily discussion on harassment so that victims can feel comfortable coming up in the open. Governments and civil society organisations should formulate harassment policies that newsrooms to be implemented by newsrooms.
Idioma originalEnglish
Título da publicação do anfitriãoPatterns of harassment in African journalism
EditoresLungile Augustine Tshuma, Trust Matsilele, Mbongeni Jonny Msimanga, Sadia Jamil
Local da publicaçãoLondon
EditoraTaylor and Francis AS
Páginas239-251
Número de páginas13
Edição1
ISBN (eletrónico)9781032697604
ISBN (impresso)9781032697482
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Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 14 jun. 2024

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