It provides advice on how to support your colleagues and teams before, during and after incidents of online harm. The best practices listed are based on significant feedback and input across the news media industry. These resources will continue to be updated and will evolve based on additional feedback from the news industry, as well as changes in the forms of online harm facing journalists and media professionals.
Online harassment has become one of the most significant safety issues facing journalists and media professionals today. This needs to stop! Together, we can remind the world that these attacks are #NotOk
Online threats and harassment have offline consequences. Earlier this year, a UNESCO/ICFJ report found online abuse was often linked to orchestrated disinformation campaigns that seek to silence journalists and discredit their reporting, directly undermining press freedom. Canadian news and media organizations are joining together to take a stand against online harm and take action in supporting each other.