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Mexican feminist journalists in CIMAC take on the toughest reporting

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

October 18th, 2013

I’m still buzzing from the CIMAC gathering of feminist journalists in Mérida, Mexico, Oct 10-12. Some 200 women doing frontline reporting on government and police corruption, murder and other gender violence, and other issues in women’s marginalization participated.

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The Bachelor and Bachelorette race discrimination lawsuit: read the complaint here

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 3rd, 2012

I’m working on story for The Daily Beast about a racial discrimination lawsuit filed late in April against ABC and the various production teams behind “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” I’ve interviewed reality TV producers, high-level media executives, former and aspiring future Bachelor cast members, entertainment lawyers and TV reporters for this piece, which I’ll […]

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Women rights work get international recognition by the Nobel Peace Prize

rookellos Icon Posted by Rosemary Okello-Orlale

April 20th, 2012

When the Nobel Peace awarded Peace Prize to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights, the Nobel Committee gave recognition to women who have been demanding for years, the equal involvement of women in all […]

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Hillary’s Hair: More newsworthy than the Summit of the Americas?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 16th, 2012

With the popular Texts from Hillary Tumblr highlighting the Secretary of State’s emerging cool factor (the subject of a fun “Melissa Harris-Perry” segment Sunday), there’s no questioning the news value of yesterday’s Daily Mail story built around a photo of Hillary Clinton dancing the night away in a Havana cafe after the Sixth Summit of […]

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Whose body is it anyway?

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

April 15th, 2012

Gloria Steinem’s recent talk at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi kicked up quite a storm. A few days after the event the Delhi edition of The Hindu, a leading Indian newspaper in English, provided uncommon space to different takes on issues of sex work/prostitution and human trafficking, the subject of Steinem’s talk.

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Updated: Liveblogging International Women and Media Symposium in Antalya, Turkey

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 4th, 2012

Today, I have the distinct honor of speaking about representations of women in the media at the International Women and Media Symposium in Antalya, Turkey. The opening statements are being made in part by the Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc.
This two-day conference is bringing together Turkish Parlient leaders, politicians, media owners, newspaper editors-in-chief, broadcast journalists, […]

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Liveblogging #WAMNYC: Social media for organizations

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 31st, 2012

I’ve been liveblogging all day from the #WAMNYC conference, and below as always, if there are any errors, please attribute to me, not to the panelists, as I’m typing quickly but it’s impossible to capture verbatim what these fabulous, fast-talking New York women have to say:
Social Media for Organizations:
Moderator: Elana Levin,
Panelists:
Sarah Kennedy,
Yana Walton, communications […]

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Liveblogging #WAMNYC: keynote by Colorlines’ Rinku Sen

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 31st, 2012

Rinku Sen, the visionary leader of Applied Research Center and ColorLines (which I consider the most important racial justice media outlet in the country) is giving the #WAMNYC keynote. I am paraphrasing this — the notes below are not verbatim, and not at all her comments in their entirety. Please attribute any errors to me, […]

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Liveblogging #WAMNYC - where’s the money in feminist media?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 31st, 2012

Liveblogging the #WAMNYC (Women, Action & Media NYC chapter’s 2012 conference today. I’ll be leading a media training (”Framing 101″) later, but I’m starting the day listening to a session on funding feminist media and making a living as a freelance journalist. Speakers include:
Moderator: Helaine Olen
Panelists:
Twanna Hines (@funkybrownchick)
Samhita Mukhopadhyay
Nancy Goldstein
I am paraphrasing this conversation, so […]

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Connecting girls and inspiring futures through the women’s movement

rookellos Icon Posted by Rosemary Okello-Orlale

March 14th, 2012

This year’s International celebration brought it a nostalgic feeling for the women to engage with the young people. Yet over the years the women’s movement has not taken a deliberate approach to connect with and inspire the young girls.
This has made the phrase “women’s movement” sound archaic and many a times, it is referred […]

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