[WEBINAR] Online Abuse Self-Defense Training
In an increasingly hyperdigital environment, with an election looming amidst a global pandemic, writers and journalists are being bombarded with online abuse—especially those who identify as women, LGBTQIA+, and/or BIPOC. Building on PEN America’s Online Harassment Field Manual, this training equips writers and journalists with practical tools and strategies to defend themselves. We’ll talk about how to prepare, respond, take care of yourself, and support others facing harassment. While there are no easy answers, open conversations about the impact of online abuse and how to fight back can empower writers and journalists to stay online and continue exercising their free expression rights. Co-hosted by PEN America and Hearken.
Viktorya Vilk is the program director for digital safety and free expression at PEN America, where she leads initiatives on a range of free expression issues, including developing tools and strategies to empower journalists and newsrooms to defend against online abuse. She has over a decade of experience working in nonprofits to expand access to the arts and defend creative and press freedom.
Other Events in the Online Abuse Defense Series
- [WEBINAR] Online Abuse Self-Defense Training, co-hosted by the Journalism and Women Symposium, September 16 from 6pm to 7:30pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Bystander Intervention Training: What Do You Do When You See Abuse Online?, co-hosted by Hollaback!, September 29 from 2pm to 3pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Bolster Your Digital Safety: An Anti-Hacking, Anti-Doxing Workshop, co-hosted by Hearken with Freedom of the Press Foundation, October 7 from 12:30pm to 1:45pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Supporting Staff Facing Online Abuse: Best Practices for Editors and Managers, co-hosted by Hearken, October 14 from 12pm to 1:30 pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Bolster Your Digital Safety: An Anti-Hacking, Anti-Doxing Workshop, part of this year’s ONA20 Everywhere conference, October 15 from 11:45am to 1pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Bystander Intervention Training: What to Do When You See Online Abuse, co-hosted by Hearken with Hollaback!, October 21 from 12pm to 1pm ET