Female journos harassed
Nearly half of Australia’s female journalists have experienced intimidation, abuse or sexual harassment in the workplace, a survey conducted by the Women In Media initiative suggests.
According to data revealed in the Mates Over Merit report, 48% of the women covered by the survey said they’d had such experiences, and 41% said they had been harassed, bullied or trolled on social media while engaging with their audiences.
Other data released in the report included the finding that only 11% of those surveyed believed that employer anti discrimination policies were effective. And only 16% knew what their employer’s strategy to deal with social media threats actually was.
Women In Media‘s National Convener Tracey Spicer said in a statement: “While there are more women than ever before working in the industry, they still dominate the lower paid, less powerful positions. The media is often called a mirror of society. But it is failing to reflect our diversity.”
The research has been supported by journalists’ union the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance. (Source: mUmBRELLA)