Jacquelyn Iyamah/ CPJ Gender and Media Freedom Fellow

Jacquelyn Iyamah joined CPJ in 2017 as its inaugural Patti Birch Gender and Media Freedom Fellow. Prior to this role, she worked at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, where she advocated for economic justice on a federal level. Before that, she was a political communication intern at the Ella Baker Center, where she advocated for criminal justice reform on a state level. Iyamah's deep passion for gender, class and race dynamics play a pivotal role in the work she has done over the years. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of California Berkeley, where she majored in social welfare and minored in global poverty with a concentration in human rights.

A demonstration calling for LGBT rights in Trinidad and Tobago on April 12. Journalists covering LGBTQ issues say they often face retaliation for their work. (Reuters/Andrea de Silva)

Covering LGBTQ issues brings risk of threats and retaliation for journalists and their sources

To mark the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, CPJ spoke with journalists and news outlets based in Argentina, Iran, Indonesia, the U.S., Uganda, and Russia, about the challenges they face reporting on LGBTQ issues.

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Venus symbols are seen during an event where UN Women and rights groups launched a campaign against violence towards women as International Women's Day approaches, in Mexico City, Mexico in March 2018. CPJ has documented threats faced by women journalists across the globe. (Reuters/Henry Romero)

On International Women’s Day, CPJ looks at threats women journalists face

From imprisonment, sexual violence, cyber harassment, and even death, CPJ has documented threats faced by women journalists across the globe.

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