Gunilla Ivarsson from Sweden is the new President of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television, Ananya Chakraborti from India, her Deputy. At elections held after the 35th Biennial in New Delhi, India, Pochi Tamba Nsoh the IAWRT chapter head for Cameroon, became the organisation’s new Secretary, Violet Gonda, UK/Zimbabwe, became the IAWRT Treasurer. The board members are Anupa Shrestha from Nepal Abeer Saady from Egypt and Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier from Canada. ESP
TV Documentary: Farzana Boby, Bangladesh, The Poison Thorn (Bishkanta)
Radio: Alexandra Christine Hall, (pictured) Clandestine Abortion in Chile, WINGS
Web audio: Diana Wanyonyi, Kenya, Save our Queens Campaign, Baraka FM.
The Gender Equality And Social Justice In Public Media report has been launched at the IAWRT Biennial Conference in New Deli. The eight country study of public radio and television, lead by Greta Gober & Diana Iulia Nastasia, measured representation of gender and other social justice measures such as age, ethnicity, and sexual diversity, across four continents and eight countries. ESP
Khadija Ismayilova sentenced to more than 7 year jail. Human Rights groups have widely condemned the jailing of Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova for seven-and-a-half years, for or what Human Rights Watch calls “spurious charges of tax evasion and other economic crimes, after a politically motivated trial.
August 31st Last deadline to submit your outstanding documentary for IAWRT AWARDS. USD 1,000 Award in each category, TV, Radio, Web Audio and Web Video. Find rules and entry form on http://www.iawrt.org/awards/2015/iawrt-2015-international-awards
September 29th & 30th 2015 Thailand. The 3rd round table is designed to educate, promote and facilitate the effectiveness of international associations. The UIA Associations Round Table is an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice.
"Chilling effect on freedom of the press."Thai Journalist Chutima Sidasathian and her colleague Australian journalist Alan Morison, will not serve a jail sentence after they waited six weeks for a judgement as to whether they defamed Thailand’s navy.
The ABU Technology Webinar Festival is a series of online webinars offered free of cost to those interested in broadcast technology. The month long festival from August 2nd - 21 Sept 2105, will include presentations on different aspects and applications of broadcast technology.
Success! Increased legal tools to help trafficking victims in the United States
"After years of advocating that buyers should be held accountable under Federal anti-trafficking laws, we were thrilled to see both the Senate and House pass the Justice Victims Trafficking Act. We hope President Obama will quickly sign this bill into law. It sends a clear and much needed message that sexual exploitation of women and girls will not be tolerated."
-Shelby Quast, Policy Director, Equality Now