How Vicious Disinformation Campaigns Aim to Silence Women Journalists

Event Date: 
May 6, 2021

New research by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) for UNESCO reveals how online violence against women journalists is used to spread disinformation, undercut fact-based journalism and silence independent voices. No one knows this better than Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa, who has experienced an onslaught of orchestrated online violence — from misogynistic attacks to death threats.

Join us May 6 to mark World Press Freedom Day by discussing this devastating trend, in a conversation with Ressa and ICFJ Global Director of Research Julie Posetti, moderated by Google News Vice President Richard Gingras. They will discuss new ICFJ-UNESCO research on online violence as a weapon of disinformation and evolving strategies for fighting back. Ressa has long challenged tech giants to do more, and the panel will explore what needs to be done to combat this scourge.

• Maria Ressa
CEO, Rappler
Winner, 2018 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award

• Julie Posetti
Global Director of Research, ICFJ

• Richard Gingras (Moderator)
Vice President of News, Google
Director, ICFJ Board

When: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 10:30 a.m. ET

Register here.

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