Online Attacks Against Journalists:
Know Your Rights
Legal guidance for journalists and newsrooms on how to deal with online harassment.
This page provides journalists with country-specific legal guidance on how to deal with online harassment. This includes identifying punishable offences, seeking help from relevant organisations, and the steps involved in filing a complaint against perpetrators.
It covers online harassment of journalists in Australia, Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom (England and Wales) and the United States.
Find out more about the laws in your country
Select a country from the dropdown or click on the map below to open the associated Know Your Rights resource.
This was commissioned by INSI and UNESCO and facilitated by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The following law firms provided pro bono legal research: Baker McKenzie, KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados, Simmons & Simmons LLP, Arthur Cox, Paul Hastings, Intel Corporation, DLA Piper, Dechert LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, Bowmans and Nishith Desai Associates.