IPDC projects strengthen journalism in the Andean region

Freedom of expression, development of community media and high quality journalism education are being fostered in the Andean region with the support of six projects of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) coordinated by UNESCO’s Office in Quito. Among the activities carried out was a workshop to train 17 journalists from Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela in investigative journalism and self-protection mechanisms. As a result of this workshop, reports about … [Read more...]

MADAGASCAR, training for journalists using a Gender Perspective

Improving professional ethics of Malagasy journalists © UNDP-A dozen editors-in-chief from the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo, gathered on 20 May in Antsirabe to participate in the second series of exchanges on professional capacities and ethics of the media within the framework of the electoral process in Madagascar. The main objective of the workshop in Antsirabe is to strengthen professional and ethical capacities of journalists from both print and broadcast platforms. The event … [Read more...]

IRAQ, UN honours work of three Iraqi women journalists

May 2013 – Three Iraqi Women journalists have been selected as the winners of a United Nations contest which seeks to highlight the everyday challenges faced by women living in the Middle Eastern country. The stories submitted by Suha Audah, Enas Jabbar and Shatha al-Shabibi were selected by an independent panel for their depiction of women’s situation in Iraq. Suha Audah’s article describes the pressure of traditional values on women practicing sports in Mosul, Enas Jabbar relates the … [Read more...]

World Press Freedom Day celebrated May 3

ABOUT WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY Celebrated each year on May 3, World Press Freedom Day is a day to stand up for freedom of expression in all media: print, broadcast and online. It’s about the freedom to publish to an audience, and freedom to receive information as well. Freedom of expression is especially important for doing journalism, which generates public interest information, but it is also the right of of everyone. This year’s event places attention on freedom of expression on the … [Read more...]

FINLAND supports ‘safety of journalists …’ in Middle East via UNESCO

UNESCO advances ‘gender equality’ fostering the Rights and Dignity of Women by enhancing 'freedom of expression' in the Arab region with the support of Finland   With a contribution of 2.3 million Euros from Finland, UNESCO will implement a new project in the Arab region to strengthen the legal and regulatory frameworks conducive to freedom of expression and ensure the safety of journalists and bloggers, including through their improving capacity to use information and … [Read more...]

WORLD PULSE LIVE 2012 – Meet the Correspondents

September 20 – October 9, 2012   JOIN US in welcoming World Pulse’s award-winning citizen journalists as they inspire audiences across the nation. This fall, three amazing women representing the energy and power of the World Pulse community will come to the US for the first time to lift their voices. These grassroots leaders will reveal how they are using the power of new media and technology to change lives and create solutions on the front lines of today’s most pressing … [Read more...]

Dr. Sharifa Sharif Ph.D. – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is honored to Celebrate the Life of this pioneer. Dr. Sharifa Sharif is the author of the memoir On the Edge of Being: An Afghan Woman’s Journey (Sumach Press 2011).Painful and shocking, but often hopeful, the stories in On the Edge of Being illustrate the devastating impact of the split between body and voice that Afghan women are forced to navigate. The daughter of a progressive Afghan governor, Dr. Sharifa Sharif observed from an early age that life for women - … [Read more...]

“No Woman’s Land – On the Frontlines with Female Reporters“

  More than 30 women journalists have contributed to a new book called 'No Woman's Land: On the Frontlines with Female Reporters', which will see its proceeds go towards safety training for female reporters.  The publication will be officially launched later today by the International News Safety Institute (INSI) in a bid to offer "an unprecedented insight into the safety of women journalists working in conflict and danger zones". Journalist Frances Harrison, a former BBC … [Read more...]

UN Inter-Agency Meeting – ‘end impunity for attacks against journalists’

'end impunity for attacks against journalists'   United Nations Inter-Agency meeting on 13 September, 2011   (9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m., Room X) Over the past ten years more than 500 journalists and media workers have been assassinated and an even greater number have been injured whilst exercising their professional duties. The vast majority of these attacks did not concern international war correspondents but journalists working in their home countries, often in times of peace, … [Read more...]

Iran: Free Journalist Hangameh Shahidi‏

Hengameh Shahidi has been in detention for 2 years, just because she spoke her mind. Tell the government of Iran to free Hengameh » Hengameh is an Iranian journalist and human rights activist. She was arrested in June 2009 following demonstrations in Iran around the contested presidential election. She admitted to participating in the protests as a journalist, and thus was sentences to six years in prison. Hengameh was not "gathering and colluding with intent to harm state security" or … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Libyan Woman Fights to Tell Her Rape Story

      Libyan Woman Fights to Tell Her Rape Story       For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light – Mark 4:22     I just read on Care2Make a Difference about a Libyan woman who was trying to tell the media about her horrific ordeal at the hands of Muammar el-Qaddafi’s militia. According to the New York Times, the woman who identified herself as Eman al-Obeidy burst into a Tripoli hotel where the foreign press … [Read more...]

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