A four day capacity building symposium, in Yaounde, Media women and Election Reporting in Cameroon, focussed on how reporters could ensure gender issues were a central part of reporting in the lead up to the 2018 election.
The safety of female media workers also came into focus. The IAWRT Safety handbook for women journalists by Abeer Saady came under review, according to chapter head Becky Bissong.
“The review done by Nicoline Barah Lukong, a journalist with Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) excited great interest and her summary was translated into Frence by Iya Acham Alim for the gathering” she said.
Becky Bsssong says over 50 media women attended the symposium, and they related strongly to the handbook’s caution : ‘you can’t control danger but can manage your risks’.
Many women had already downloaded a soft copy of the handbook from our wesbite she says but some wanted to locate hard copies in English and French. Some IAWRT chapters, such as Afghanistan are working to get translations into more languages.
CRTV covered the event, this video is shared with permission.
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