Intimidating threats

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Other reported incidents of “intimidation, threats and abuse” took place in the field (when reporting outside the office), at home, in the street (covering protests, mobs, rallies, etc.) and online.According to respondents, most acts committed in the office were perpetrated by a boss (31.7%/597 of 1882 incidents where perpetrators were cited) or supervisor (13.2%/260 of 1882). S.-based journalist, who said “I was slapped, regularly insulted and called demeaning names, not given certain assignments that were given to male co-workers instead, and forced to work overtime without being paid for it.” Other perpetrators included co-workers, police, government officials, and subordinates.This kind of abuse largely occurred in the office, in front of other newsroom staff.Examples given ranged from “character assassination” to direct insults, including one woman who was routinely berated by her boss for resembling the boss’ ex-wife. A journalist from the Philippines said she was threatened by an interviewee after publishing a story about the subject’s abuse of a home staff member.Ariovistus sent thither about 16,000 of his light troops and all his cavalry, to intimidate the Romans and impede the works.He hoped thereby to impress the court and to intimidate them.Iraqi officials accompany the inspectors in order to intimidate witnesses.

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Serious cases could result in an offender being sent to jail for up to ten years.

The maximum penalty for uttering threats to damage property or kill or injure animals is two years.

It is a criminal offence to make an indecent telephone call, or to repeatedly call someone to harass them.

In the hate column: dictatorship, religion, stupidity, demagogy, censorship, bullying, and intimidation.

In the love column: literature, irony, humor, the individual, and the defense of free expression.

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