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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Canada orders protection to women journalists amid wave of threats

The Canadian prime minister ordered his ministers and police to protect and investigate the harassment of female journalists. Photo: Twitter @JustinTrudeau.

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin TrudeauThis is linked to Thursday, September 1st. a wave of threat Adverse female journalist trying to weaken Democracy in country. In addition, he requested canadian police act against what he thinks intentional intimidation campaign,

Trudeau said he has asked the minister of Public Safety, Marco Mendicinoto catch up with Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, This is to let them know about the threats being made against women journalists in the country. Journalists also had to face harassment Ethnic minoritythey have to be saves,

Trudeau’s statement and Mendicino’s meeting with police chiefs take place on the same day Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ, for its abbreviation in English), along with other groups and the media, ask Trudeau and the rest of the country’s political leaders to plan. protect journalists,

harassment investigation

The CAJ in a letter to Trudeau mentioned that vote among communications professionals carried out in 2021, a 72% reported that they had experienced online bullying, Since then, the problem has only recently escalated. intimidation campaign Which creates fear for the safety of journalists.

According to the organization, most threatening emails which has recently been directed against journalists “use a common language, commonly used language extremist domestic group“Those who suggest they are part of a. coordinated campaign,

The CAJ also revealed that the police acted hey When journalists have condemned their harassment.

In response to the complaint, Trudeau said that acts of intimidation against journalists “simply cannot be treated as such”. personal work“but part of one”systems approach To undermine democracy and intimidate journalism”.

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