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Title: Journalism’s gendered risks
Authors: Clark, Marilyn
Keywords: Women and journalism
Women journalists -- United States
Women -- Press coverage
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Clark, M. (2020). Journalism’s gendered risks. THINK Magazine, 31, 42-43.
Abstract: Without the right to freedom of expression there can be no true democracy. Journalists enable public debate and inform on matters of public interest. Unfortunately, freedom of expression is under threat all around the world — even in Europe. For democracy to function, journalists must be free to examine the power structures of society without fear. While imprisonment of journalists in some countries shocks the world, governments are not the only actors trying to silence ritical voices. In 2017, I (Prof. Marilyn Clark, University of Malta) led a research project commissioned by the Information Society Department within the Council of Europe. The research identified the extent of interference with journalists in the 47 Council of Europe member states, and the associated fear and self-censorship. Over 900 journalists (mainly members of major journalists’ and freedom of expression organisations) participated in the study: 54% male and 46% female. They reported very high levels of interference. This affected journalists’ personal and professional lives.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/66956
ISSN: 2306-0735
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Think Magazine, Issue 31
Think Magazine, Issue 31

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