December 2 was the 250 anniversary of the Swedish press freedom. While freedom of expression is threatened from many sides, journalists are threatened, harassed and killed.
Internet hate is part of this threat, which in recent years has increased dramatically. Female journalists are attacked more often than their male colleagues, more often than not based on what they report, but because they are women.
To mark the anniversary, but also to highlight the journalists around the world who will not be silenced Fojo together with Swedish Institute, the Swedish National Commission for Unesco and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs organized a seminar entitled "Defying hate and threats against women journalists." What must be done to stop the hatred and threats against women journalists? Here's what some of the participants in the seminar on what is most important:
Anita Sarkeesian is a Canadian-American feminist, media and video game critic as well as blogger. She is the creator of the video blog and organization “Feminist Frequency” and has faced widespread harassment having critically examined female stereotypes in video games, including in her video series ‘Tropes vs. Women in Video Games’. The harassment, which included threats of rape and murder, attracted much media attention.