11 Jun 2019 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 07 Nov 2017 France

Journalist Nadia Daam Harassed and Target of Death Threats on Social Network

Source of threatNon-state
CategoryHarassment and intimidation of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ INSI RSF
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Partner EFJ/IFJ INSI RSF
The journalist Nadia Daam is being subjected to a hate campaign on the internet following the broadcast of her programme on Europe 1 radio, on 1 November 2017. She denounced the sabotage by members of the platform Jeuxvideo.com’s forum "Blabla 18-25" of a telephone line "anti-relou" (anti-bullies/harassers), which was opened to help female victims of street harassment. Nadia Daam described the forum as "a non-recyclable rubbish bin".

Since then, the journalist has been the victim of attacks on her electronic accounts, received insults of a pornographic nature, death threats, threats of rape, and hate speech on social networks. According to Europe 1, an individual also tried to break into her home in the middle of the night.

Europe 1 announced that it has filed a complaint at a police station in the 8th arrondissement of Paris for "threat of crime against persons".
Progress
New 11 Jun 2019: On 21 March 2019, the Rennes criminal court found a philosophy student guilty of threats of crime and sentenced him to five months in prison suspended and €2,500 in damages. Three other persons identified by the investigation remain to be tried.   Article from Le Monde (in French): "Prison avec sursis pour un étudiant qui avait harcelé la journaliste Nadia Daam"
Updates
13 Jul 2018
On 6 July 2018, a third man who called upon the announcement of the judgment to "avenge our fallen brothers" was found guilty by the Bobigny Criminal Court of crime threats and death threats and sentenced to six months of suspended prison, 180 hours of community service, an obligation to find a job or training, and €5,000 in damages.
06 Jul 2018
On 3 July 2018, the Paris Criminal Court found two men guilty of crime threats and sentenced each to six months of suspended prison and €2,000 euros in damages.
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