By Nankwanga Eunice Kasirye
Media and women are being targeted in the midst of a governmet crackdown on mass demonstrations.
Our Iraq Kurdistan chapter reports that the targeting is happeneing as thousands of Iraqis demonstrate against government corruption, failing state services and a lack of job opportunities.
The Journalism and Media International Center (JMIC) in Norway, is funding an Arabic Translation on IAWRT's safety handbook for women.
JMIC is a part of the Department of Journalism studies at the Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) in Norway, and the translation is part of a pilot project to include IAWRT in some JMIC activities.
This official Arabic translation is due to be published by the end of 2019. This program is financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign affairs and restricted to partner countries in the global south.
A potentially ground-breaking case over cyber-attacks against alternative online media has been launched in the Philippines.
Janess Ann J. Ellao in Manilla reports that the case is over one of the largest denial of service attacks seen in any country.
A 6-Month intensive nationwide media campaign has been launched in Cameroon.
The #1Woman1vote campaign by Cameroon media women seeks to highlight the work of current female politicians and to facilitate media coverage for women running in next year’s local and legislative elections
From Patience Wirngo & Becky Bissong
Three women journalists are the 2019 recipients of the Reporters San Frontières Press Freedom Awards (RSF - Reporters without Borders).
Saudi journalist Eman al Nafjan, Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang and Maltese journalist Caroline Muscat, were awarded the prizes at a ceremony in Berlin, Germany. From Aber Saady and RSF.
Media experts from Canada, the Philippines and USA states - California, New Jersey, New York and Texas, presented methods for how to create and run a community radio station during a panel discussion and workshop at the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference on Monday, August 26 2019 at Salt Lake City.
by Nancy Cohen