Silencing the Media:

Attacks on Journalists and Reporters Grow More Open, With Women as Particular Targets

by Barbara Crossette. Read more on PassBlue.

Clarice Gargard, a Dutch columnist for a large newspaper in the Netherlands, has described receiving online threats and attacks in comments related to her work. The remarks, she says, are mostly related to her “giving a different perspective on society.”

When Reporters Without Borders recently tallied the murders of journalists across the globe in 2019, the organization found that the confirmed death toll, 49, was the lowest since 2003. That was the good news.