Publication Date: June 2020
Publisher: ARTICLE 19

The series is hosted in the page Online abuse and harassment against women journalists.

The briefing paper first outlines international and comparative standards on the effective investigation into violence against journalists, followed by standards and comparative examples on effective investigation of online harassment and abuse. It also looks into some challenges in identifying perpetrators and reliance on mutual legal assistance treaties in investigation of online harassment and abuse.

Finally, the briefing paper puts forward recommendations for the appropriate approach to cases involving online harassment and abuse, consistent with the right to freedom of expression and other human rights standards.

Tags: Harassment Gender issues

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