Published May 03, 2023, Vancouver Sun/Province
More than 60 per cent of journalists surveyed as part of a new research project reported at least monthly attacks on their personal reputations.
And almost 20 per cent of the 645 respondents — including 95 Canadian journalists — said the harassment is a daily occurrence.
Initial details from the global study were released to mark May 3, World Press Freedom Day.
The project was undertaken by the Global Reporting Centre, in partnership with the UBC school of journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Simon Fraser University’s Disinformation Project and PEN Canada.
Some of the attacks consist of one-off social media messages, while others are “co-ordinated smear campaigns,” the report said.