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You are a 'stupid' and 'dangerous' journalist: The dark side of engagement

Journalists are tough creatures, but online abuse leaves them battered and bruised as newsrooms around the world invest more in understanding and engaging with their audience.

No journalist is above criticism, and in the online space, the brickbats outweigh the bouquets, the writer says. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: PEXELS
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Last year, a reader e-mailed me saying that I was a "very dangerous" journalist who needed to "get lost immediately" by taking the next boat back home.

"You are out of your mind," the reader huffed. "I don't mind paying for your psychiatric medical bills."

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