Female Journalists Unite To Shine Light On Sexual Harassment In The Media

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Leading female journalists have created a group to tackle sexual harassment in the media industry. 

The Second Source, an alternative professional network, launched on Thursday night with the aim of raising awareness of harassment and helping companies to stamp it out.

It has the support of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Green  MP Caroline Lucas and the Lib Dems’ Jo Swinson. 

It comes in the wake of allegations Times columnist Kate Maltby and radio presenter Julia Hartley Brewer faced sexual harassment from male MPs.

Evening Standard columnist Rosamund Urwin, who is among the 20 journalists behind Second Source, said she was inspired to take action after hearing how freelance reporter Emily Reynolds was targeted.

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