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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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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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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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Vigil-aunties beware!

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

January 27th, 2012

A recent report in The New York Times, For Many in Pakistan, a Television Show Goes Too Far, flags a raging controversy that “could well be the beginning of a media consumer rights movement” in the country

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Best Thing on the Internet Today: #SOPA author is an online pirate!

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 18th, 2012

Now that it is well past midnight EST and I’m no longer keeping new content off of WIMN’s Voices as part of the SOPA Strike against online censorship, I can finally post my favorite thing on the Internet on Jan. 18.
Hipster puppies? A perennial favorite, but no. A video of the Muppets edited to […]

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In CA? Join WIMN at the Women, Media, Revolution conference, 10/5-7

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 4th, 2011

WHAT: “Women, Media, Revolution,” the 2011 Women PeaceMakers Forum
WHEN: October 5 - 7, 2011
WHERE: University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
COST: None; Events are free and open to the public and the media.
When I founded Women In Media & News in 2001, it was with the core principle that […]

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Panel Shares Best Practices to Get More Women in Media

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

August 17th, 2011

Reading Carolyn Byerly’s recent post, “Keeping two eyes on the Global Report on Status of Women in News,” reminded me to post — way belatedly — my live blog of the IWMF plenary panel last March on news-organization best practices around the world. I was privileged to attended the IWMF conference as a volunteer, […]

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Keeping two eyes on the Global Report on Status of Women in News

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

July 12th, 2011

The trick for feminists has long been to keep one eye keenly fixed to the deeper problems afflicting us while letting the other eye see signs of progress. The prickly but familiar dialectical relationship of progress and recalcitrance have left many of us cross-eyed through the years.

So it is again with the findings in the Global Report on the Status of Women in News Media that was published earlier this spring by the project’s sponsor International Women’s Media Foundation.

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Getting in step in southern Africa

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

October 17th, 2010

The 4th Gender and Media Summit ended in Johannesburg on Friday with a strong statement linking the findings of recent global and regional studies on the representation of women in the content of news media with issues relating to freedom of expression, democracy and citizen participation, and pointing out that, while more blatant forms of censorship may be subsiding in southern Africa, the region’s media daily silence large segments of the population, notably women.

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