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The Worlds of Journalism Study is a cross-national collaborative project assessing the state of journalism in the world through representative surveys with journalists.

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UNESCO is the lead UN Agency for promoting freedom of expression and safety of journalists as part of its mandate to “promote the free flow of ideas by word and image”.

Coalition Against Online Violence

The Coalition Against Online Violence was established in July 2020 and has grown into a global network of over 80 nonprofit organizations, news outlets, research institutes, and tech companies. While a vast majority of the CAOV supports journalists, fact-checkers, and other media professionals, CAOV members also provide assistance to activists, artists, politicians, researchers, human rights defenders, and other at-risk populations.

Together, CAOV members aim to provide effective solutions for women journalists and others facing online abuse, harassment, and digital attacks. Founded by the International Women’s Media Foundation, the CAOV not only focuses on finding solutions for online violence but also provides collective support for journalists, bolsters digital security, and empowers the news media to ensure the safety of journalists online.

The Coalition Against Online Violence aims to:

● Increase and improve coordination between organizations addressing online abuse across different sectors.

● Amplify – not duplicate – the efforts of peer organizations.

● Respond promptly to online attacks.

● Create crucial resources and an easily accessible online hub to provide comprehensive support for individuals facing online abuse.

In July 2021, the CAOV launched the Online Violence Response Hub, a comprehensive resource center designed to assist journalists and allies in accessing support. The Hub consolidates over 150 resources from Coalition members, focusing on various critical areas for journalists and newsrooms, such as:

● Digital security training

● Documentation and reporting of abuse

● Emergency assistance

● Newsrooms protocols

● Strategies for responding to abuse

● Legal support


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Africa Women Journalist Project

Amnesty International Silicon Valley Initiative

Amnesty International Valley Initiative

Anti-Defamation League

Areto Labs

Article 19



Columbia University’s Data Science Institute

Committee to Protect Journalists

Convocation Research + Design

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

Demos, CASM (Centre for the Analysis of Social Media)

Derechos Digitales

Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP)

Digital Rights Foundation

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Equality Labs

Expert Voices Together project

Feminist Frequency/ The Games and Online Harassment Hotline

Feminist Majority Foundation

First Draft News

Free Press Unlimited

Freedom of the Press Foundation


Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Girl Security


Global Cyber Alliance

Global Press


IT for Change

International Network Against Cyber Hate (INACH)

International Media Support

International Press Institute (IPI)


James W. Foley Legacy Foundation

JAWS (Journalism and Women Symposium)


Mass Communication Research Center

Media Defence

Media Innovation Collaboratory/TrollBusters


Ms. Magazine and Feminist Majority Foundation

National Democratic Institute

Online News Association

Online SOS

PEN America

Reach PLC

Reynolds Journalism Institute

Right to Be

Rory Peck Trust


Rural Digital Resiliency Project

Security Planner


Simply Secure

Stop Online Violence Against Women

Stop Stalking Us

Syrian Female Journalists Network (SFJN)


Task Force Butler


The Canadian Association of Journalists

The Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ) 

The Dart Center

The Marie Colvin Journalists' Network

The New York Times

The Press Forward

Thompson Reuters Foundation

Vox Media

WAN-IFRA Media Freedom

Web Foundation

WINN (Women in the News Network)

Women’s Media Center


Coalition Against Online Violence