The theme of the conference is: "Confronting adversity: Women in Media during
conflict and crisis."
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.
Many years ago in my university days, I was taken by this famous Chinese propaganda picture, based apparently on the late Chairman Mao’s quote, “women can hold up half the sky” depicting women leading a fairly equal gender divide of troops.
"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 winner of the 2015 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is Syrian journalist and human rights activist, Mazen Darwish, currently imprisoned. The Prize will be awarded during the celebration of World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, which will this year be hosted by Latvia (National Library, Riga, 6 p.m.).
18 March 2015
Dear IAWRT members,
The IAWRT parallel event at the CSW, about gender equality in the media, went very well. The Boss Room at the UN Church Center was filled to capacity with almost 100 people including a New York congresswoman, UNESCO & CEDAW representatives present.
Ruchira Gupta, an Emmy-winning Indian filmmaker, journalist, abolitionist, and human rights activist is recognized for her work in empowering women and girls.
The Nordic region is well known for having gender equality as a hallmark of society. In the media sector, however, the male dominance persists in many areas, both in the industry itself and in the output. However, in the Nordic region there are also important examples of structural and individual steps towards gender equality in the media.