Maryann Abisola Ariwodola, Moyosore Alade (PhD)


This study used Osun State, Nigeria, as the study location to evaluate how female journalists perceived harassment while on the job. This study aims to assess the prevalence of harassment and any potential effects it may have on female journalists, and the effectiveness of the media as a whole, which most likely also have an impact on the victim's mental health. The study assessed harassment existence, and effects in Osun State, Nigeria, using a descriptive design.It used a survey research methodology in which 100 respondents were purposively chosen from a population of 118 female journalists from media organizations to complete the questionnaires. The Osun State chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ was the demographic chosen as the union housing the female journalists in the state. According to research, among other consequences, verbal, sexual, and the danger of job instability were among the most serious effects of harassment. The female journalists in the media industry should be protected by legislative provisions to create a gender-free working environment for the flourishing of both males and females, particularly female journalists who are part of the common victims of harassment and its vices in this region of the country.


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