IAWRT & the Gender Mainstreaming Project
In Australia, there are calls for a united industry approach by media organisations to combat the prevalence of online harassment and abuse of women media workers.
Two organisations, a journalists union and a women's equity grouping have produced a report addressing online abuse of women journalists, which identifies the responsibility of media organisations for the online safety of in-house and freelance journalists.
"If you listen closely you can hear many tongues speaking in unison, in a cacophony, in rhythm, sometimes with its own beat. As filmmakers we go out into the world to record these voices in the hope they will never be lost."
This year 52 films from 15 countries have been selected from more than 700 entries to the 16th IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival. It will be held at the India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi on March 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Media and women are being targeted in the midst of a governmet crackdown on mass demonstrations.
Our Iraq Kurdistan chapter reports that the targeting is happeneing as thousands of Iraqis demonstrate against government corruption, failing state services and a lack of job opportunities.