Session 3b | Recovery: support mechanisms
This lesson will explore the various ways to support journalists who have been targeted, and ideally you should have as many options available as you can manage given your resources.
The following are the support mechanisms described in this lesson:
- Comments must be moderated
- You must offer digital security support
- Peer support
- Formal mechanisms
- Informal mechanisms
- Reassignment/ relocation or temporary leave where appropriate.
- Public statement of support
- Legal support is also key
- Editorial support
The lesson will also cover the importance of tracking the cases. It is important that the same individual or team responds to all reports, and follows up to see how effective their response was, so that responses can be monitored and evaluated over time.
Worksheet: Towards a New Protocol – Recovery
This worksheet can be used as a template to outline what concrete steps you might take in the future to create a safer workplace for your journalists.
Video tutorials: Coping with the emotional impact
Developed in cooperation with the Dart Center Europe, this series of tutorials look into the emotional impact and the support newsrooms can offer to journalists.
Video tutorials: Legal remedies to address online harassment
Developed in cooperation with the Digital Freedom Fund (DFF), these video tutorials look at what type of online harassment can be taken to court and what are the risks and unintended consequences within a European context