Social media has bolstered a #MeToo movement in Iran, potentially turning a new leaf in sexual violence survivors’ rights in the region.
Media coverage of sexual assault adheres to extreme victim stereotypes, often using language that exonerates the perpetrator while reinforcing a problematic culture of victim blaming.
Less than three years ago, journalists helped spark change throughout American culture when they exposed the pattern of sexual abuse and harassment by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Investigative work by reporters has since led to the resignation, firing and sometimes prosecution of powerful men in
While the 2010s featured the rise of social media and new reporting technologies, attacks and threats against journalists have brought increased concerns on the state of press freedom around the world.
For years, Nike has marketed itself as a company committed to supporting professional female athletes and encouraging young girls to play sports. The company is known for its powerful advertisements portraying female athletes from all ethnic backgrounds, a range of age groups and different languages.
Almost two years after #MeToo launched, coverage of the movement has expanded to around the world where women in different countries stand up against sexual harassment, abusive work environments and exploitations of power.
Mark Halperin, veteran journalist accused of sexually harassing several women during his time as political director at ABC News, has been quietly attempting to step back into the industry after years of silence. Last month Halperin began tweeting again after a nearly two-year hiatus. On
As journalists are attacked and killed for doing their jobs, female journalists also face threats on social media and sexual harassment in and outside the workplace.
In Episode 3, Caroline Corbett, Rob Cline, Avi Bajpai, and Michael Kohler discuss the rise of investigative journalism under Trump, media coverage of Iran sanctions and the ICJ, the future of MeToo reporting after Kavanaugh, and a brand new report on Twitter’s fake news problem.
Edited by Nile Mobley and Caroline Corbett
At times, it can be difficult to tell whether the public controls the media or whether the media controls the public. On one hand, the public gives intriguing topics more traction by talking and tweeting about them so more stories about those topics are written.