Campaign with slogan #DeixaElaTrabalhar, ‘Let her do her job’, calls out unwanted advances and threats that reporters routinely face

Fed up with being kissed, insulted and even groped on air, female sports journalists in Brazil have launched an anti-harassment campaign with a straightforward request: #DeixaElaTrabalhar, or “Let Her Do Her Job”.

Women reporters frequently receive everything from unwanted advances to violent threats as they work. Bruna Dealtry, a sports reporter for channel Esporte Interativo (Interactive Sports) was broadcasting live from a victory celebration after a football match earlier this month, when a man tried to kiss her.

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