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Women in Media Networking Night

There’s a cyber security threat no one is thinking about – but they should be.

We’re talking internet trolling and the real-life trauma it can inflict.

Research by UNSW academic Dr Emma Jane indicates targets of online misogyny endure “many layers of suffering.” Some of these include: victims contemplating, threatening, or attempting suicide, career derailment, financial losses, long-term psychological impacts, and real-life bodily harm.

A recent United Nations report estimated that 73 percent of women have endured cyber violence and that women are 27 times more likely as men to be harassed online. With all this knowledge at hand, why isn’t the community urgently addressing this issue?

Here we are in 2017, and, anecdotally, it appears not much has changed to stop cyberhate. If anything, it’s getting worse. What can we do about it?

Come to our special Women in Media Networking night at the National Press Club on Wednesday, August 9 at 6.30 pm to discuss the issue.

Triple J Hack’s Shalailah Medhora will facilitate a feisty discussion between:

Tara Moss – novelist, journalist and presenter of the ABC’s “Cyberhate” series.

Ginger Gorman – social justice journalist. She’s been trolled herself, interviewed vicious trolls and done a TEDx talk on this topic.

Professor Nigel Phair – Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University Canberra and influential analyst on the intersection of technology, crime and society.

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