Reference: “Laws Protecting Journalists from Online Harassment” (Full Text Report From Law Library of Congress)
The report linked to below was recently made available online by the Law Library of Congress.
From the Report:
Attacks against journalists appear to be on the rise recently in countries around the world. These include attacks allegedly directed by governments or politicians, as well as by individuals displeased with their own media coverage or generally with the press. The widespread use of social media has facilitated harassment of journalists in online settings by a variety of means, including by disseminating threats and disinformation, stalking, and broadcasting private or personally identifiable information about targeted journalists (doxing).
This report is composed of a survey of relevant international law instruments and activities directed at protection against online threats and harassment of journalists, as well as individual surveys for 11 countries.
- Comparative Summary
- International Law
- England and Wales
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108 pages; PDF.
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