the Network of male journalists organized themselves in a secret facebook group called Ligue you Lol. It is described as a tasteless pojkklubb and is accused of having engaged in hate campaign against women, feminists, blacks and homosexuals.
in a crisis this week when the full extent of the harassment came to light. It talks about the ”feelings of nausea”.
the Members of the network has, among others, called female colleagues whores and spread offensive pictures of the people they attacked in social media, often via fake accounts. In several cases, they have photoshoppat into victims ' faces on pornographic images.
the Group has been around since at least 2009. It was then that the harassment of Florence Desruol began, she tells The Guardian. She was a freelance consultant in Lyon.
Desruol complained of an editor-in-chief and reported the violations to the police. But neither redaktionsansvariga or the police force understood the extent or knew what they would do about the problem.
When the ”Lol”group was told that the Florence Desruol tried to get redress accelerated the harassment. Hundreds of abusive posts about her were published online. A fake account was created in her name.
" I was called whore and slut, and everything was designed to humiliate and silence me.
the Group of verbal violence seems to have had its peak 2010-2013. Their förolämpningskampanjer had adopted the ”industrial scale”, according to the Desruol.
30 mediemän in Paris, of which several of them on prominent editorial boards, a few with the profile facing to the left.
Eight high-profile journalists and pr-managers had the past week, fired or chose themselves to leave their posts after accusations of having contributed to the violations. More of them have published public apologies, but at the same time hinted that it is only been about to joke and tease.
But some female journalists have said that it is not only concerned about insults, but also threats of rape, and the harassment must not only have taken place on the network, but in some cases even in real life.
the Scandal peaked in the week, even Paris city hall, where the two employees are suspected to have been involved in the LOl group before they sought a municipal job.
One of the victims, Léa Lejeune tells the BBC that she first met the members of the network at events with journalists and thought they were tongue-in-cheek.
– But then began cybertrakasserierna, " she says.
" Their fans wrote on Twitter that I was a whore and a slut and that I remained me to my job.
" They were like dr. Jekyll and mr. Hyde, says to the BBC Laurent Joffrin, editor of Libération, where the two employees revealed that members of the ”Ligue you Lol” now been fired.
One of these was the group's founder. It was Libérations grävgrupp that made the final revelation.
" They represented the progressive ideas in the newsroom, but their behaviour was the opposite. They devoted themselves to harassment, and gave expressions of sexism and racism, says Joffrin.
But the young journalists say ”Lol”group was widely known, and they knew they gave all they perceived as competitors.