iWatch Africa to launch initiative to combat online violence with support from Impact Amplifier Foundation

Accra, May 15, 2024 – iWatch Africa is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant by the Impact Amplifier Foundation to empower newsrooms and journalists in combating online abuse as part of its effort to counter online violence. This grant will support iWatch Africa’s efforts to address the growing issue of online harassment and abuse faced by journalists and media professionals.

In today’s digital age, journalists often encounter significant challenges online, including harassment, threats, and misinformation campaigns aimed at silencing their voices. The grant from Impact Amplifier Foundation will enable iWatch Africa to implement targeted programs and initiatives aimed at equipping newsrooms and journalists with the necessary tools and resources to counter online abuse effectively.

“We are grateful to the Impact Amplifier Foundation for their support in addressing this critical issue,” said Philip Banini, Project Lead of iWatch Africa. “Online abuse not only threatens individual journalists but also undermines press freedom and the integrity of our profession. With this grant, we will be able to implement impactful strategies to promote a safer and more respectful online environment for journalists.”

The grant will be used to develop and deliver training workshops, create online resources, and establish support networks for journalists experiencing online abuse. iWatch Africa aims to foster resilience among journalists and newsrooms, enabling them to navigate the digital landscape with confidence and security.

Through this partnership with Impact Amplifier Foundation, iWatch Africa is committed to advancing press freedom and defending the rights of journalists across Africa.

For more information about iWatch Africa and its initiatives, please visit https://iwatchafrica.org/

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