Over 70 media women from 25 countries attended the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) Biennial conference in Casablanca, Morocco from 24-26th October 2013.
A very practical hand book for reporting and monitoring gender sensitivity in conflict reporting has been released by Swedish women’s organisation called The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation. The compact 14 page booklet is very hands-on, providing a tool for journalists and others who want to understand conflicts in a larger context.
In response to the lack of a mass medium that tackles disaster response and rehabilitation in a highly vulnerable region, IAWRT Philippines chapter is establishing a community radio station to be based at the so-called ground zero of the strongest typhoon in recorded history. ESP
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
"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
Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – “The night of the blind moon”, presented by Tunisian film director, Khadija Mkacher, won on Saturday the first prize of the fourth edition of the North African Film Festival, held on April 7-11, 2015, in Oujda, Morocco.
The film told the story of three teenaged girls whose dreams were to get hooked to a man each, but decided to take part in a mythical ceremony in a cemetery in the city of Jerid, southern Tunisia, to avoid celibacy.