Bullying endemic in creative industries

Bullying is an everyday part of working in the media, arts and entertainment industries, according to a survey.

Some 56 per cent of 4,000 respondents said they had been bullied, harassed or discriminated against.

The “Creating without conflict” report, by the Federation of Entertainment Unions, said bullying at newspapers at both a national (74 per cent) and local (100 per cent) level was “exceptionally high”.

Testimonies from members of the NUJ included women who had been offered promotion in return for having sex with their boss.

The aim of the survey is to “promote workplaces where workers and managers learn to be constructive with their criticism during the creative process”.

Only four per cent of the respondents to the survey were from the newspaper sector.

(Source: MediaGuardian)





“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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