The IAWRT Newsletter was the main communication organ for IAWRT for many decades. It shared information about conferences and various projects, along with news focusing on women and gender issues of importance to females in media around the world. Editions going back to 2010 may be found here.
The IAWRT website continues this role. We still seek your submissions to assist us to inform our membership about the activities of chapters and individual members around the world. Please submit your stories or ideas; reports on training or festivals, landmark media cases, or information on challenges or positive changes for female media workers, to the editor, firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact email@example.com or any board member. We also encourage members to communicate through our members Facebook account and other social media.
Report of sessions from the 36th IAWRT Biennial Conference, which was held in New Delhi, India,15-18 December 2015. Under the banner of 'Speaking Truth to Power' topics included the safety and empowerment of women journalists, freedom of the media, conflict reporting, hate-speech on the internet, feminism though the decades and the oficial launch of the IAWRT Gender Mainstreaming report.
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. It has revealed that gender inequalities persist on both radio and television. Men account for a majority of those who speak in the public media across countries and continents. Additionally, there is little to no diversity among those who speak in the media in terms of sexuality, age, ethnicity, and ability. Besides the deep denial of the voice of women, female subjects are stereotypical and over sexualized.