April 23, 2024

Press Freedom

Under Threat: CFWIJ Report Shows 145 Women Journalists Attacked in 1st Quarter of 2023

The CFWIJ has published its first quarterly report documenting press freedom violations against women and LGBTQI journalists.

Below you can find key takeaways from the report:

  • At least 145 women journalists were subjected to violations and threats during the first quarter of 2023.
  • At least 100 women journalists spent the first quarter of 2023 behind bars, only 4% less than in the first quarter of the previous year.
  • CFWIJ documented 24 physical assaults on women journalists in the first quarter of 2023. The number of assaults has risen by 4.3% since first three months of 2022.
  • 23 women journalists were legally harassed in the first quarter of 2023 as documented by CFWIJ. Using the law to pressure journalists continues to be a serious threat to press freedom.
  • In the first quarter of 2023, CFWIJ documented 4 new SLAPP cases launched against women journalists, of those 2 are in Eastern Europe.