The murder of journalist & activist, Gauri Lankesh at her home in Bengaluru, (Bangalore) the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnata, has again put the spotlight on the saftey of Indian journalists. The shooting of the well respected editor and critic of right-wing Hindu extremism has been condemned widely by media groups, leading to a number of protest demonstrations and global condemnation from groups including Amnesty International, s, the Comittee to Protect Journalists, the International Federation of Journalists and Reporters without Borders (RSF).
Notable Young South African
IAWRT South African Chapter head Sara Chitambo has been named one of 200 notable young South Africans in the Mail & Guardian’s annual edition of a project which highlights the young talent of the country.
ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit
A new toolkit, for using information communications technologies has drawn on the experiences of women activists, mainly in southern Africa, to outline effective use of ICT's to bring about real change.
Women Making News is the theme for the Long Documentary production, 2016. IAWRT will build on the same method of production used in 2014 and 2015, using five short films made by members in different countries.
India member selected
Mausumi Bhattacharyya, a West Bengal media academic and board-member of IAWRT India, has been selected in the US government, Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Scholars, within the Journalism and Media Program.
"The award is dedicated to us all in IAWRT for the hard work and team spirit"
Media specialist and veteran journalist Rose Haji Mwalimu has received the Media Council of Tanzania’s top accolade, Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award.
Kenya scores only 30 percent
The Kenya chapter of IAWRT has hosted an event in Nairobi, launching the digital gender scorecard for women's access to communications technologies in Kenya.
No man said women have the right to live without fear of death as punishment
Media women can prioritise revealing the impact on women when telling stories, along with the impact on the other half of the population, but we cannot make assumptions.
The only festival in India solely dedicated to showcasing works by Asian women, the 13th IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival, this year premiered the IAWRT 2017 documentary, Velvet Revolution. The three day gathering in New Delhi from 2-4 March, 2017 was at the India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg.
Elections and the future direction of IAWRT
The IAWRT board is urgently seeking member input about improving election procedures for the international board and for views on the organization's work.
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Name of job: Program producer, educator,
What type of projects do you do?
Produce and host a weekly radio program and giving training to school students (mini-media members).
IAWRT's event, alongside the 61st Session of the UN Comission on the Status of Women will be held 10.30 am March 16, 2017 at the Armenian Convention Center (Cultural Center) 630 2nd Ave. New York. The President Gunilla Ivarsson will introduce IAWRT's work at the NGO CSW Forum Parallel Event, entitled Women Making News in the Changing World of Work.
AIBD in collaboration with its partners and international organisations is organising the Asia Media Summit (AMS). China will host the 14th AMS in 2017 in Qingdao, in the southeast part of Shandong Province.
Ethics in the News
2017 may be yet another test of the corporate will of social media giants, with Facebook and Google making promises about cracking down on fake news.
The Population Reference Bureau* is inviting applications to its new Women’s Edition-Africa program*. Sub-Saharan African women journalists have until the end of January to apply.