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Journalists given extra time to share experience of threats and abuse

Damon De IonnoJournalists have been given more time to share their experiences of threats and abuse in a new UK Government survey.

As previously reported, the research has been commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as part of the national action plan for the safety of journalists.

It aims to capture information that will feed into ongoing work to improve journalists’ safety, including by shaping informed and targeted measures implemented by those including the police, employers and government.

Respondents have now been given until 14 April to submit evidence.

The survey is being conducted on behalf of DCMS by research agency Revealing Reality.

Damon De Ionno, pictured, the agency’s managing director, said: “Threats to or abuse of journalists can be distressing – or worse – and it’s essential we capture a full picture of what is happening, who it is happening to, and why it might be happening so that it can be addressed.”

The research is also supported by the National Union of Journalists and the Society of Editors.

Journalists working in the UK can take part in the survey here.