‘Online shaming’ the latest topic to be tackled by Tabú,
the probing TG4 documentary series
- Episode 6 in Tabú airs on Wednesday 12th December at 9.30pm on TG4 and features range of personal stories from those who have been ‘shamed’ online
- A range of cyber-security experts and commentators also take part
What happens when someone becomes the target and victim of online shaming? Why does ‘shame’ have such a traumatic impact on our consciousness? The latest episode of the Tabú series on TG4 delves into the area of ‘online shaming’ and examines the effect it can have on ordinary people.
In TG4’s Tabú: Náire online influencer, blogger and presenter Ciara Ní É explores the sensitive and traumatic stories of those who have been victims of online abuse and extortion and how it has affected them.
Contributors to the series include:
- Mary O’Donnell, a beautician from Tralee, appeared on The Today Show A video of the clip went viral and received over a million views online after she had a mishap on live television while applying eyeliner to a model.
- In 2017 Peter Hynes, a dairy farmer from Aherla in Cork, won Farmer of the Year. He and his wife Paula joined Twitter and soon afterwards they started to receive a torrent of abuse from online vegan shamers.
- Dubliner Jackie Fox shares her heart-breaking story of her daughter, Nicole, who was the victim of online bullying. In January of this year, Nicole took her own life. Now Jackie is campaigning to bring in “Coco’s Law” in memory of her daughter as she wants the law to be changed to make it harassment online an offense.
- A range of male and female victims who have suffered from sextortion, online bullying and shaming.
Expert contributors include:
- Stefanie Preissner, Writer and broadcaster
- Michael Gubbins, Detective Superintendent, Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau
- Nicola Fox Hamilton, Cyber-psychologist
- Joanna Fortune, Clinical Psychotherapist specialising in child & adolescent Psychotherapy
- Paul Dwyer, CEO of European Cyber Surveillance
Promos for the show are here:
01 STEFANIE PREISSNER CLIP – YOUTUBE
06 GENERAL CLIP – YOUTUBE
High resolution images are available here http://www.midasproductions.ie/naire/
Tabú is a series of standalone hour-long documentaries which deals with topics from Random Acts of Violence to Online Shaming, from Rural Decline to Domestic Abuse.
Contributors discuss their experiences and explore how these events, beyond their own control, have changed their lives forever. As well as delving into the issues, the contributors attempt to understand what compels people to act in such ways.
These poignant, and often thought-provoking, films encourage the viewer to reflect on the subject matter and consider the effects on our society.
Midas Productions, a leading factual television production company based in Dublin, is dedicated to creating thought-provoking, entertaining, challenging and informative television programming. Past productions have included 13,000,000,000 miles from Birr (RTÉ), Asking For It (RTÉ2), Fir Marú agus Grá (TG4), and The Joy (TV3).
For further media information, please contact:
Breda Brown or Catherine Quinn
Tel: 01 522 5200 / 086 863 2182 (CQ)