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
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
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
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.
Personally, being promoted from a production assistant to an assistant editor for a big documentary production company (in 2002), as this was the first time I felt that I actually had learnt some skills in documentary production, and they were being recognized...
The India chapter of IAWRT (International Association of Women in Radio & Television) organized the 9th edition of the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival in New Delhi from March 5-‐8, 2013 in partnership with the India International Centre, Korean Cultural Centre, Goethe Institut (Delhi & Tehran), Public Service Broadcasting Trust and Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication (SACAC).
The IAWRT Seminar on Community Radio and Democracy in South Asia was part of IAWRT India's annual festival marking International Women's Day.