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Online Harassment Targeting Women Journalists
November 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
In the digital age of conspiracy theories, media distrust, and media disinformation, women journalists are bearing the brunt of online hate
The event will take place on Wednesday, November 23rd from 1:00pm-2:30pm in the Ryerson Communication Centre in Room 103 (The Venn) on Toronto Metropolitan Campus.
Erica Ifill is the founder of Not In My Colour, an anti-racism and equity consultancy organization. In 2017, she created The Bad + B*tchy Podcast, a weekly politics and pop culture podcast that centres marginalized voices in Canada though an intersectional feminist lens. As an experienced economist, Erica writes policy analysis for her weekly column in The Hill Times to advocate for marginalized communities.
Kiran Nazish is an award-winning Pakastani journalist, and the founding director of the Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ), a worldwide support network for women journalists. Nazish has been a foreign correspondent reporting on peace and conflict from the Middle East and South Asia. She is also a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, International Security Program.
Vicky Mochama is a freelance journalist from Toronto and the Diversity Reporter for TVO. She has bylines in the Toronto Star, VICE, The Globe and Mail, the Washington Post, StarMetro, Refinery29, and others. Mochama was the host and producer of podcasts Safe Space and No Little Plans. She co-edited the Canadaland Guide to Canada and was a regular panelist on CBC’s Sunday Scrum.
Hazel Woodrow is the education facilitator at the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN). The CAHN is a non-profit, independent organization consisting of Canada’s leading experts and researchers on hate crimes. Woodrow investigates and writes articles for the CAHN on topics pertaining to the rise of alt-right conspiracy theories and anti-LGBTQ2S+ sentiments.