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TORONTO, November 23, 2022 /CNW/ – The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), in association with the #NotOk campaign and the Canadian Women’s Foundationis hosting a free webcast special event on virtual harm and harassment faced by female journalists Wednesday, November 30that 1 p.m. EST.

The final online J-Talk of CJF's Fall 2022 season will be presented on November 30, 2022 at 1pm EST in partnership with the Canadian Women's Foundation and #NotOk.  The panel will discuss online harm and harassment faced by women journalists.  Featured speakers are (left to right) Salimah Shivji, CBC;  Garvia Bailey, media friends;  Saba Eitizaz, Toronto Star;  and Christina Frangou, independent journalist.  (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)

The final online J-Talk of CJF’s Fall 2022 season will be presented on November 30, 2022 at 1pm EST in partnership with the Canadian Women’s Foundation and #NotOk. The panel will discuss online harm and harassment faced by women journalists. Featured speakers are (left to right) Salimah Shivji, CBC; Garvia Bailey, media friends; Saba Eitizaz, Toronto Star; and Christina Frangou, independent journalist. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)

Participated in the panel discussion Garvia BaileyBroadcaster and co-founder of Media Girlfriends; Christina Frangou, freelance journalist; and Saba Etizaz, Toronto star Producer and Co-Host of This is important podcast. Correspondent for CBC News Salimah Shivji will moderate this discussion.

Online attacks are becoming increasingly personal, brutal, and coordinated, with serious potential for offline damage. in the Canadaseveral journalists – almost all racialized women – have recently been the target of an escalation hate campaign via encrypted email services threatening “real” sexual violence and violence. The damage radiates from those most affected to the news and information ecosystem.

“Online harm and harassment is one of the top health and safety issues facing women journalists today and is on the rise worldwide,” said CJF President and Executive Director, Natalie Turvey. “These attacks, targeting women and racialized journalists, not only harm the health and well-being of the journalists targeted, but ultimately undermine trust in facts and threaten freedom of the press.”

A UNESCO/ICFJ report published in early 2022 found that online abuse is linked to disinformation campaigns and the silence of journalists. in the Canadaseveral news and media organizations have come together to counter this toxic influence.

“CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to working with other media outlets to raise awareness of this ongoing and troubling issue. Together it is crucial that we continue to do everything we can to protect journalists. Coming together will ultimately foster safer and stronger media,” states Barbara WilliamsExecutive Vice-President English Services at CBC-Radio-Canada.

The CJF is pleased to partner with both the #NotOk campaign and the Canadian Women’s Foundation during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

“Pervasive gender-based violence, including acts and threats of abuse, harms diverse women, girls and Two Spirit, trans and non-binary people every day Canada,” says President and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Paulette Sr. “Abuse rates have increased in the pandemic. We must view this targeting of women and racialized journalists as an attack on those who are already at high risk of abuse. And we need to look for systemic solutions to not only intervene, but to prevent this abuse from happening in the first place.”

For a complete list of speaker biographies, see the CJF J talks event page.

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About the Canadian Journalism Foundation

founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates and enables excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious annual awards and grants program that includes an industry gala that brings together news leaders, journalists and businesses Canada come together to celebrate journalism excellence and the value of professional journalism. Through monthly J-Talks, a public speaker series, the CJF facilitates dialogue between journalists, business professionals, academics and students about the role of media in Canadian society and the ongoing media challenges in the digital age. The Foundation also promotes opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

About the #NotOk campaign

#NotOk was initiated by CBC/Radio-Canada, with members from all parts of the company. We stand united in supporting our journalists, newsrooms and media professionals against those who seek to silence their stories and threaten their safety. We believe there must be an industry-wide effort to address this threat and together we will continue to take collective action to end this behavior.

About the Canadian Women’s Foundation

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is a national leader in the gender equality movement in Canada Canada. Through funding, research, advocacy and knowledge sharing, the foundation works to achieve systemic change that includes all women. Through support for community programs, the foundation empowers women and girls to emerge from violence and poverty and to gain self-confidence and leadership skills. The Canadian Women’s Foundation was established in 1991 to address a pressing need for women-friendliness. It is one of the largest women’s foundations in the world. With the support of donors, the foundation has more than raised 100 million dollars and funded over 2,000 programs across the country. These programs focus on tackling the root causes of the most critical issues and helping women and girls who face the greatest obstacles. The Canadian Women’s Foundation aims to include diverse people across all gender and sexuality spectrums. We focus our efforts on supporting those who face the greatest obstacles and have the least access to relevant services. This includes people who identify as women, girls, trans, genderqueer, non-binary and 2SLGBTQI+. To learn more, visit canadianwomen.org.

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