This course is created by the IWMF, digital security trainers and online education experts who collaborated during workshops and sprints to co-create this Totem course.
About This CourseOnline abuse is increasingly used to silence journalists around the world. What is often unknown is that online abusers use sophisticated tactics and coordinate with others to intimidate, threaten, and harass journalists to drive them offline. Online attacks against women journalists are unique in volume and tone. The abuse targeted at women journalists is amplified by misogynists and trolls whose primary objective is to shut women up. The threats they receive are often violent and reference the journalist’s gender, sexuality and appearance.
What will you learn?You will come away from this course with a deeper understanding of:
- How to have greater control of your online personal persona
- The tactics that online abusers use
- Types of abusers and their networks
This course was updated for the last time on: February 2020