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Liveblogging the Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards: #Hillman2012

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 1st, 2012

I’m liveblogging tonight from the Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards, which honor excellence in journalism for the public good. You can follow @SidneyHillman as well as Hillman staffer and friend-of-WIMN’s Voices, Lindsay Beyerstein, on Twitter, and the team of bloggers who are livetweeting with the hashtag #Hillman2012.
Before I begin, some info about the program and tonight’s […]

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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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Power of women mobilising

rookellos Icon Posted by Rosemary Okello-Orlale

April 3rd, 2012

Kenya’s G10 shines in New York as delegates marvel the principle of sex boycott.
Read this on the Kenyan woman an on-line newspaper for women

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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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How campaign Kony 2012 Campaign has ignored the feelings of those who suffered and are trying to move on with their lives

rookellos Icon Posted by Rosemary Okello-Orlale

March 20th, 2012

The release of Kony2012’; a video campaign by the American organisation on the invisible Children to capture the rebel leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony has gone viral in the YouTube with over 8 million viewers.
While the people of Uganda especially the women organisation welcome this initiative, they are concerned that the […]

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