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Title: Online abuse against female journalists: A scoping review
Authors: Simões, R. B. 
Alcantara, Juliana
Carona, Liliana
Keywords: Online abuse; Online harassment; Women journalist; Meta-analysis
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Fragua
Project: GENDER RESEARCH 4 COVID-19-058 
Serial title, monograph or event: Aproximaciones poliédricas a la diversidad de género. Comunicación, educación, historia y sexualidades
Place of publication or event: Madrid
Abstract: The Internet and digital technologies have delivered countless benefits to journalism. However, they also raised new opportunities to attack journalists with impunity, especially female journalists, impacting their credibility and affecting women's public participation. This chapter draws on feminist thinking and presents a review of impactful research on online abuse against female journalists published in the last decade in the Web of Science database. To provide a quantitative and qualitative assessment of relevant literature on the subject, we combined a meta-analysis with content analysis. Results show the relative increasing importance of the issue and the recognition of widespread abuse toward female professionals, despite the phenomenon's detrimental normalisation. The research also offers critical insights into the cross-contextual – online and offline – of the harmful practices and how to counter online abuse and improve the democratic potential of public conversation. Nevertheless, further studies are needed to fully understand this phenomenon' nature, prevalence, and impact on democratic societies.
ISBN: 9788470749223
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CEIS20 - Livros e Capítulos de Livros
FLUC Secção de Comunicação - Livros e Capítulos de Livros

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