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As the digital age blurs the lines between what is public and private, personal and professional, the online world can quickly become a minefield for journalists.

While social media platforms undoubtedly provide indispensable tools for sourcing stories and sharing content, it has also become hotbed for online attacks, particularly towards women, notes Cristiana Bedei, freelance journalist on IJNet.

She speaks speaks to two journalists on how they have struck the right balance of online privacy and safety, providing four key tips such as being cautious and taking action towards abuse.

"However, as more and more activity happens online — spilling into social media — it becomes increasingly difficult to set boundaries between personal and the professional in public,” writes Bedei.

“It’s not only credibility and reputation at stake, but privacy and safety too.”

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