Safety

The Safety of Women in Media is a Key Part of Realising our Vision

In order to advance the impact of women in media they must be safe to do their work. Violence against female journalists - physical or digital - is a double attack on their sex as well as their profession.

  • IAWRT facilitates the sharing of experiences and views on strategies for the safety of female media professionals from around the world.
  • We focus on safety issues and advice through our website features and comment and on social media and  in our global documentaries.
  • Safety training is conducted for our chapters, in our conferences and around the world, primarily facilitated by IAWRT Vice President, Abeer Saady.
  • The stories of women from Ms Saady's workshops were the basis of the first edition of the Safety Handbook for Women Journalists, published in 2017.
  • Conditions of use for What if ... ? SAFETY HANDBOK FOR WOMEN JOURNALISTS

A new edition of the 'Safety Guide for Journalists: a handbook for journalists in high-risk environments' is available. Throughout the guide there are practical tips for women in the field. More Here 

The Committee to Protect Journalists has launched its annual publication, Attacks on the Press: Gender and Media Freedom Worldwide for 2016. Through a number of thought provoking and personal essays, the edition examines sexualized violence, online harassment and the intersection of gender and press freedom. more here published 6 May 2016.

Respected Iraqi woman journalist held for 9 days An Iraqi woman journalist Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi was released by kidnappers in January, nine days after being abducted by gunmen from her home More Here

In Cameroon, the Boko Haram terrorist group has carried out many terrible atrocities since it started an insurgency in 2009. The group, recently named the world's deadliest terrorist organisation, has killed more than a thousand Cameroonians and driven many people from their homes in the towns of the northern border regions. However reporters must still venture into the northern regions to report about the conflict and its effect on the lives of Cameroonians. one of them is Aisha Mamah Shetu who works for the state broadcaster, Cameroon Radio Television – CRTV. read more.

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