While 89% of reporters killed last year were men, the UN gender equality organization wants its followers to focus on the remaining 11%.
The United Nations gender equality organization has been widely mocked for a tweet that drew attention to the fact that 11% of journalists murdered in 2021 are women. When the organization asks that criminals “Stop targeting female journalists,” commenters asked what UN Women thought of the remaining 89%.
Of all journalists killed worldwide in 2021, 11% are women, up from 6% in 2020, the United Nations agency said. “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment” wrote in a tweet on Wednesday, citing figures from UNESCO.
“On the International Day to End Punishment for Crimes Against Journalists, let us say it out loud: STOP TARGETING THE WOMEN’S JOURNEY.” organization continues.
“So 89-94% of journalists killed are men, why are we making a special plea to stop targeting women?” Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle answer. Writer Noah Smith describe the tweet is basically saying “Please only target male journalists, thanks.”
About 40% of journalists are women, according to data from 12 countries compiled by Reuters and Oxford University. This means that statistically, female journalists have a much lower risk of dying on the job than their male counterparts, who, despite making up 60% of the workforce, make up almost 90%. number of deaths.
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