The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance's annual report into press freedom in Australia outlines the challenges faced by journalists and media organisations.
In the survey produced for the report, almost half of the respondents (48%) said they’d experienced intimidation, abuse or sexual harassment in the workplace. A quarter of the women who’d taken maternity leave said they’d been discriminated against upon return to work.
A staggering 41 per cent of women working in the media say they have been harassed, bullied or trolled on social media, while engaging with audiences; and several were silenced, or changed career. Only 16 per cent of respondents were aware of their employer’s strategies to deal with threats.