By Nankwanga Eunice Kasirye
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.
Malaya Movement and Defend Negros spearhead the Global Day of Action Against the Killings of Human Rights Defenders.
Europe event moderated by IAWRT President Violet Gonda and US-Canada event moderated by IAWRT USA chapter President Sheila Dallas-Katzman.
Exploring the Unique Opportunity Gap in the Covid19 Abnormal Normal
IAWRT USA and IAWRT Uganda holds workshop on August 28, 10am ET
Cecilia Mwende Maundu, IAWRT Kenya Secretary General, shares digital safety tips
UN Women features Maundu in article posted on July 21, 2020
The International Association of Women in Radio and Television salutes women journalists and all media workers in the world on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day on May 3.
IAWRT statement on World Press Freedom Day 2020
Seven journalists were arrested on May 1, including two IAWRT members.
Another member, Frenchie Mae Cumpio, is arrested and detained in since February 7.
by Lady Ann Salem
Media experts to hold discussion on Women and Media 25 Years After the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
This event will take place on Friday, March 27th from 10:00am -11:30 am NY time on the Zoom virtual Platform, https://zoom.us/j/832520834, ID: 832 520 834.
أطلق الاتحاد الدولي للنساء العاملات في الإذاعة والتلفزيون بالتعاون مع المركز الدولي للصحافة والإعلام بجامعة أوسلو، طبعة محدثة باللغة العربية من دليل السلامة للصحفيات، الذي نشر بدعم من اليونسكو، تحت عنوان "ماذا لو...؟".
The handbook is written by IAWRT Vice President Abeer Saady. The Arabic edition is edited by Emad Nasif.
IAWRT, in cooperation with The Journalism and Media International Center (JMIC) of Oslo Met. University has launched an updated Arabic-language edition of the Safety handbook for Women Journalists.
IAWRT urges women journalists to continue to work and fight for gender equality in media and the world
Despite some inroads in gender equality in media, women in media today continue to face all sorts of attacks, harassments and threats – in person and online.
Fifty-one films from 15 Asian countries, all directed by women filmmakers, will be screened at the 16th edition of the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival from March 5 to March 7 in New Delhi.
The festival will showcase the work of women directors from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Doha, Iran, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Myanmar, Taiwan and Turkey.
On Countering Negative Social Norms and Discriminatory Practices
The discussion will revolve on addressing governments and international organizations actions to promote a balanced portrayal of women and girls and their multiple roles in the media.
IAWRT's parallel event at the 64th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW64) is on Women and Media: Addressing progress in media coverage of women and media's role 25 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
The discussion takes place on 11 March, 4:30pm at United Nations Church Center, 10th floor.