Promoting a New Generation of Female Media Leaders
By Maryam Bahar Sadat
A ceremony held in Kabul has marked the completion of IAWRT Afghanistan's (AWRT-K) seven-month project to enhance the skills and influence of women journalists
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.
IAWRT condemns all attacks on journalists and media workers
IAWRT joins the annual observance of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists on November 2.
The grey and black shades of a turbid political history in Pakistan is reflected in the ups and downs of legislative reform.
The half of the population that has been most impacted by this, is Pakistan's women.
By Qudsia Mahtab Mehmood
A busy start to 2019 has seen IAWRT members turning ther attenton to localised and global strategies to further the impact of women in media of all types. This presentaton takes us through some of the efforts so far.
Courage in Journalism an Imperative in a Climate of Fear
Call for vigorous support for free and independent media and the defence of press freedom as it continues to decline around the world.
IAWRT 2019 documentary honoured at South Asian Short Film Festival.
The fesitval is run by the Federation of Film Societies of India in Kolkata, and IAWRT's 2019 film won the P K Nair Critics’ Award for the best documentary.
Over 50 people attended a panel discussion - Community Media Models for Disaster Preparedness and Risk Assessment - on March 14, 2019 - a parallel event organized by the IAWRT- USA chapter and held during the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations.
The event occurred as a dozen US states in the northwest experienced flooding destroying infrastructure and farm land, Cyclone Idai pummeled the southwestern African countries of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe leaving hundreds dead and a humanitarian disaster in its wake, and flash floods hit Thailand.
Her Africa! Film Screenings:
From South Africa our chapter is building a “movement dedicated to the promotion and celebration of African Women Filmmakers and building a cultural institution that will empower her to position herself most powerfully” through HER Africa monthly film screenings in Johannesburg.
IAWRT Handbook on Working Towards Gender Equality in the Media: IAWRT & the Gender Mainstreaming Project, written by Greta Gober, has been launched in Norway at an event entitled, #MeToo-and now what? organised by IAWRT Norway. The book written by Greta Gober, showcases IAWRT members’ experiences and best practices for working towards the advancement of gender equality in media.