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Women In News

As the effects of the #MeToo campaign continue to be felt across the globe, the media is increasingly aware of the steps it must take to stamp out sexual harassment on the job. WAN-IFRA and Women in News recently published a handbook for media companies to address this pervasive issue.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-05-29 12:20

“Las plataformas sociales no son el fin, sino el medio para ayudarte a cumplir con tu estrategia digital”, entrevista con Doménica Velásquez de La Prensa Libre

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Daniela Pena

Date

2018-03-22 18:04

Journalists and editors attending WAN-IFRA’s Second annual Women in News Southeast Asia Summit issued a set of recommendations for the media industry to help improve gender balance and safety for women in the industry. Recommendations focused on two overarching themes: concrete steps to increase women’s leadership and voices in the news, and safety and protection for women journalists.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2018-02-14 12:18

WAN-IFRA has named editors from Egypt and Kenya as winners of the WAN-IFRA Women in News Editorial Leadership Award.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2017-06-01 21:06

The first Women in News (WIN) Forum in Egypt took place on May 16 at the Cairo Marriott Hotel, gathering more than 250 media executives, chief editors, media experts and journalists, as well as independent media actors in Egypt. More than 65 Egyptian and Arabic media organizations were represented at the forum.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2017-05-31 09:45

Great strides have been made to raise awareness about the prevalence and dangers of harassment in the newsroom. However, gender-based violence continues to be one of the most common violations in the workplace, with online harassment becoming an increasingly pervasive problem for women journalists.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2017-05-31 09:42

As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, WAN-IFRA has created the “Gender Reality Check” survey for media houses to take during the month of March. It explores how the management of media houses can increase women’s leadership and voices in the news, and, how we as an industry can collectively promote gender equality.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2017-03-07 10:48

Eight senior journalists from Women in News Africa were selected to take part in a special 'training of trainers' workshop in digital story-telling to support the WIN Future Leaders initiative, which matches current Women in News participants and graduates with journalism students for mentoring as well as skills development activities.

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Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2017-02-27 11:18

WIN kick-started the year with a National Gathering and Round Table on gender bias in the media that took place on 16-17 January in Lusaka, Zambia. The event was held in presence of the Zambian Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Hon. Mulenga Kampamba, and generated publicity in local press, radio, and television. The minister’s presence at the meeting in Zambia was not a first time occasion. A similar cooperation with the government has already taken place in Botswana.

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Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2017-02-02 16:11

Somali media women attending the WAN-IFRA Women in News (WIN) capacity building programme in Nairobi, Kenya have been challenged to learn to tell impactful stories. Winding up the training for the media women, lead trainer, Paula Fray, told the journalists that it was not enough to have more women in senior positions in media houses. The women should begin to explore the potential of telling impactful stories in order to make a difference.

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Hedvig Lundstrom

Date

2017-01-26 10:31

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