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The Johannesburg media came to the party at the IAWRT South African regional conference on October 26.
However, it was not because it promoted the event, but because it demonstrated how quickly women are reduced to stereotypes and the need for such professional meetings amongst female media professionals.
The time has again arrived for us to begin planning for our 2014 Regional Conference next May. We wish to invite members to submit a letter of interest to host the Regional Conference, including proposed theme (s), estimated budget and objectives.
IAWRT International Board Member, Sheila Katzman, received an urgent email from Philippines IAWRT member Jola Diones-Mamangun looking for assistance in building an emergency radio station in the city most devastated by the recent typhoon...
The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) held a parallel event at the 2013 57th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which took place at the United Nation Headquarters in New York in early March. The theme of this year’s CSW was ‘Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls’. It is estimated that every second a woman or a girl somewhere in the world experiences some form of gender-based violence.
The first International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media will be be held from 7 to 10 December 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Global Alliance on Media and Gender, a partnership involving over 800 media, civil society, academic, private and governmental organizations, incuding IAWRT, will also hold its first general meeting.
Money up for grabs for investigative reporters (applications from female reporters are especially welcome): CALL for ideas: Investigative journalists in Europe interested in privacy, the environment, finance or lobbying can apply for a by-subject cross-border grant with Journalismfund.eu. The application deadline is 25 November 2015.
In response to the lack of a mass medium that tackles disaster response and rehabilitation in a highly vulnerable region, IAWRT Philippines chapter is establishing a community radio station to be based at the so-called ground zero of the strongest typhoon in recorded history. ESP
The 12th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival will take place in New Delhi, 3-5 March 2016, and will showcase the works of Asian women directors in a range of genres - animation, documentary, experimental, short fiction and feature fiction. The director could be living in any part of the world but should be of Asian origin. Enties and DVDs should reach us no later than October 31. ESP
Gunilla Ivarsson from Sweden is the new President of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television, Ananya Chakraborti from India, her Deputy. At elections held after the 35th Biennial in New Delhi, India, Pochi Tamba Nsoh the IAWRT chapter head for Cameroon, became the organisation’s new Secretary, Violet Gonda, UK/Zimbabwe, became the IAWRT Treasurer. The board members are Anupa Shrestha from Nepal Abeer Saady from Egypt and Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier from Canada. ESP
OPEN CALL FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS: Promote peacebuilding, human rights, and social justice. Fork Films is holding our second open call for grant applications for feature length documentary projects in development, production and post-production. Fork Films awards grants to full-length non-fiction films that foster a culture of understanding and work towards a more peaceful and just society, while utilizing powerful and artistic storytelling methods. Specifically we seek films t
TV Documentary: Farzana Boby, Bangladesh, The Poison Thorn (Bishkanta)
Radio: Alexandra Christine Hall, (pictured) Clandestine Abortion in Chile, WINGS
Web audio: Diana Wanyonyi, Kenya, Save our Queens Campaign, Baraka FM.
The Gender Equality And Social Justice In Public Media report has been launched at the IAWRT Biennial Conference in New Deli. The eight country study of public radio and television, lead by Greta Gober & Diana Iulia Nastasia, measured representation of gender and other social justice measures such as age, ethnicity, and sexual diversity, across four continents and eight countries. ESP