Women often exposed to "severe forms of online harassment"

Young woman working on a computer. Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel

Women who work in the media are exposed to more severe forms of online harassment which cause them to shut down and self-censor, according to the Associate Dean of Ohio University.

Michelle Ferrier has personal experience with this form of cyberbullying from her time as a columnist in Florida.

She says the voices of women who try to engage a larger audience are often silenced with physical and psychological threats.

Ms Ferrari was at UN Headquarters in New York to participate in a panel debate on press freedom.

Cathrine Hasselberg asked her what the situation looks like for women in media today.

Duration: 4'29"

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