Editors Guild calls for probe into sexual harassment cases

FPJ BureauUpdated: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 05:39 AM IST
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The statement came in the wake of a #MeToo campaign which singed newsrooms, with some women journalists using social media to mention cases of alleged sexual harassment against them. The Guild said it unequivocally condemns all “predatory conduct” by such men. “It is worse when the perpetrators also happen to be enjoying senior or supervisory positions in the profession.”

The statement said that the Guild is also committed to ensuring that the legal rights of either the victims or the accused are not violated.”A fair, just and safe working environment is essential if press freedom is to flourish. The newsroom in our profession is a relatively informal, free-spirited and hallowed space. It must be protected.””The Guild extends its total support to all women journalists, who suffered a disadvantage in their careers, physical or mental trauma, as a result of any sexual predation,” the statement added.

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