RPT supports UK campaign
to keep women journalists
safe online

This month, the Rory Peck Trust joined Reporters Without Borders UK, Women in Journalism and Reach Plc in their call for online violence against women journalists to be taken more seriously and for an improvement to reporting and response.

Violence against women working in journalism in the UK has increased significantly over the past decade, much of it conducted online. While all journalists may be subject to online abuse, women are far more likely to experience gendered attacks. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the open letter was sent to national police leads on the UK government’s National Committee for the Safety of Journalists.

DCMS Secretary of State Lucy Frazer KC MP, along with ministers on the National Committee for the Safety of Journalists, Laura Farris MP, Minister for Victims and Safeguarding, Home Office and Julia Lopez MP, Minister for Media, Data and Digital Infrastructure, DCMS, have also received a copy of the letter.

See the full list of signatories and read the letter here.