With regard to combating online harassment in the newsroom, journalists should:

• Understand that online abuse is a serious and unacceptable issue and not simply a characteristic of modern journalism.
• Participate in all relevant training opportunities offered by the media outlet, including awareness, digital security and trauma risk management training.
• Participate in both formal and informal peer support structures.
• Report issues of online abuse when they occur; even if you do not believe you will suffer any negative consequences from the abuse, reporting it helps the newsroom to understand the scope of the issue and develop measures necessary to counter it.

Interview with Arzu Geybullayeva

Personal story of a female journalist who has been targeted with online threats and smear campaigns