UK journalist safety survey seeks views on abuse

  • 06 Apr 2022

All UK journalists can help inform research on online abuse faced by journalists, in a new survey commissioned by DCMS.

The National Union of Journalists is encouraging participation in a survey aimed at UK journalists exploring views about online abuse/physical threats, as a result of their work. All journalists including freelances and those who have not directly experienced abuse are urged to take part and help inform findings. 

Complete the journalist safety survey

How will findings be used?

The survey by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is supported by the NUJ and Society of Editors. Responses will shape ways of improving the safety of journalists and the creation of targeted measures implemented by bodies including the police, employers and government.

Survey responses are confidential, and publication of findings will ensure no identities are revealed. 

DCMS has commissioned Revealing Reality, a research agency with specialist understanding of how online harms unfold in the real world, to conduct the survey. The deadline for responses is 14 May

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