Steps outlined for journalists to protect against harassment

September 05, 2019 - 12:05 am

NEW YORK (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists has issued a series of recommendations to journalists to help protect themselves against online harassment.

The organization's surveys find that this is a growing concern. As more reporters increase their profiles online, more feel unsafe — particularly women.

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker has documented 28 attacks on journalists in the United States this year.

The recommendations issued Wednesday include specific advice on how erase personal information and make journalists harder for trolls to reach.

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