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On the 2nd of December 2016, Sweden celebrated the 250th anniversary of our Freedom of the Press Act – the first of its kind in the world and a precedent to be followed by all democracies.
In the spirit of the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act, the Fojo Media Institute/Linnæus University, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Swedish Institute and the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO wished to celebrate this historic event by paying tribute to all women journalists who defy hate speech and threats, pursuing their mission of providing citizens with the information needed to make enlightened decisions about their lives, their communities, their societies and their governments. On the celebration day a seminar was arranged to focus on defying hate and threats against women journalists.
Here are the stories the invited women journalists told, and reflexions from some other participants.

Special Report to OHCHR focusing on Threats and On-­line Hate against Women Journalists and Gender Equality

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Fojo Media Institute’s Special Report focusing on Threats and On-­line Hate against Women Journalists and Gender Equality summarizes experiences from actors within the Swedish media sector specifically related to on-line hate and threats against women journalists in Sweden. It also provides summaries of Fojo Media Institute’s activities related to on-line hate and threats against women journalists as well as gender equality in Sweden, globally, Somalia, Russia and Belarus, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and the MENA-region.
Read the report and the annexures:
Special Report focusing on Threats and On-­line Hate against Women Journalists and Gender Equality
1. Edström, M. (2016) ‘The trolls disappear in the light’
2. The 2 December Declaration
3. Concept Note on a proposed Swedish based International Centre to Manage Online Hate and Threats against Women Journalists
4. ‘Women at the frontline of Zimbabwe Journalism - Challenges of staying the course’
5. The Alexandria Declaration

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