WIMA strongly condemns the online campaign against Nadia Mirza. WIMA believes that criticism should be civil and should be limited to a journalist’s work. Organised campaigns, such as the one against Mirza, also have a harmful impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the person and impact their ability to perform their job. They can also lead to real physical harm, especially since the nature of the comments against Mirza is extremely sensitive.

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