French media in crisis as they face their own #MeToo moment

“Many said a wider culture of harassment, sexism and racism had to be tackled in French media and journalism colleges. A young magazine writer told the Guardian how a visiting journalist teacher at her college messaged students appearing to promise jobs in exchange for dates. Another journalist described an older colleague physically assaulting her, but feeling there were no structures to report it if you were young and on a short-term contract. A freelancer described how an editor at a big-selling publication put his hand on her shoulder and talked about the colour of her eyes in a meeting.”

Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian, 15 February 2019

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