April 3, 2023
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#872 How To Catch Your Online Tormentor
We have laws against criminal harassment, but police rarely enforce them against Internet abusers. This is the story of one journalist who refused to let her harasser go…
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Tristan Capacchione
Audio Editor & Technical Producer
Jonathan Goldsbie
News Editor

Jody Vance has dealt with harassment for most of her career as a broadcast journalist, but starting in 2015 one of her harassers was different, constantly sending hateful, vile emails. When COVID hit, the problem only got worse as the harasser started targeting more of her guests and B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. Who was this person and how do you bring an anonymous online tormentor to justice? 

On March 10, 2023, after seven years of vitriolic emails, Jody finally had her day in court and faced her harasser. 

 

Host: Jesse Brown

Credits: Tristan Capacchione (Reporter, Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Jonathan Goldsbie (News Editor), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor)

Featured guests: Jody Vance, Jesse Miller, Erica Ifill

Special thanks to Sandy Garossino, columnist at the National Observer

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