Sexism's toll on journalism

Journalism can be a dangerous profession but women journalists are exposed to alarming additional risks that range from discrimination, sexual harassment and cyber-harassment to rape threats, sexual attack, rape and even murder.

To mark International Women’s Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published a report entitled “Sexism's toll on journalism” that reveals the extent of these dangers in 112 countries. They lie in wait for women journalists like Patricia in Brazil and Ritu in India not only when they are doing traditional reporting in the field but also on the Internet and social media, and even where they should be protected, in their own newsrooms. /BGNES