UNESCO Invites Tenders for Global Study on Effective Measures to Tackle Online Harassment of Women Journalists

Media Rights Agenda
By Media Rights Agenda September 13, 2019 11:23 Updated
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is inviting qualified research institutions and individual consultants to submit tenders for a global study on good practices to tackle the issue of online harassment of women journalists.

The study, which will cover all regions of the world, will have a specific focus on the global South and countries where the issue has not been significantly studied yet. It should take an intersectional perspective and look at how women journalists are differently targeted depending on aspects of their identity and background including race, sexuality and gender roles, topics covered, economic background, ethnic group, religion, other factors.

Within the framework of a wider project on promoting the safety of women journalists, UNESCO intends to contribute to the fight against online harassment of women journalists by commissioning the global study on good practices to tackle this issue.

UNESCO expects this study to serve as an authoritative knowledge resource for the range of stakeholders around the world involved in ensuring the digital safety of women journalists. The overall aim of the Work is to equip stakeholder groups with concrete advice, based on in-depth research, on how to best address and thereby combat harassment of women journalists online. The study will thus be evidence-based and solution-oriented.

The proposed study will include concrete recommendations that address different stakeholder groups. The overall aim is to equip stakeholder groups with concrete advice, based on in-depth research, on how to best address and combat online harassment of women journalists.

Interested research institutions and individual consultants who wish to participate in the Open International Competition tender must request for a complete set of Solicitation Documents, available free of charge, from UNESCO contact person: Ms. Saorla McCabe, Programme Specialist, Division for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, E-mail: s.mccabe@unesco.org.

The tenders must be sent by email only to foeproposals@unesco.org on or before October 3, 2019, midnight (GMT +2.00) in strict compliance with the instructions stipulated in the Solicitation Documents.

UNESCO reserves the right to amend the documents at any time during the solicitation process. However, any amendments or clarifications will be communicated directly to all bidders who have requested for a complete set of solicitation documents and officially confirmed their intention to submit a sealed tender. No remuneration will be made to companies for preparation and submission of their tenders.

Media Rights Agenda
By Media Rights Agenda September 13, 2019 11:23 Updated
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