Block 4 | Types of online harassment that can be taken to court
This video breaks down the specific causes of action that might be available in the local legal context. Caveat: each system is different, so possibilities need to be examined on a case-by-case basis.Legal remedies to address online harassment
Block 6 | Institutional and other support to address online harassment
How can journalists find legal help? Should journalists seek assistance from employers to get legal support if needed?
Block 5 | Risks and unintended consequences of filing a legal claim
Some types of laws that can be used to combat online harassment are also abused to violate the rights of journalists. Therefore, it is important to assess the impact taking legal action has on free speech and consider other avenues.
Block 2 | Types of law relevant to online harassment
This video addresses the different types of laws (criminal, civil, etc.) that may form the basis of a legal response to harassment.
Block 3 | Causes of action and legal remedies: regional and international
How can human rights principles and standards be leveraged to protect journalists from online harassment and abuse, including rights to privacy, reputation, right to life and the right to an effective remedy? When does harassment become a human rights issue?
Block 1 | The law as a tool for combating online harassment
This video series explains how the law has been used to protect journalists’ rights and how it might also be leveraged to defend against online harassment. This series is intended to help journalists become better aware of their legal options, while also highlighting the potential pitfalls and unintended consequences that legal action can have.