From the time when modern news media was born, men have dominated the industry. Both in terms of representation in content and among reporters behind the stories. In recent years some radical changes can be seen in this pattern, with interesting regional variations.
Almost one year ago, in July 2019, Cambodia Center for Independent Media (CCIM) was one of the two local partners of Fojo Media Institute in Southeast Asia, that received in-house training workshop on Gender and Institutional Assessment from Woman Organization for Change in Agriculture & NRM (WOCAN).
In April, the Somali Women Journalists Organisation (SWJO) protested against an advert that contained criteria regarded as insult and discrimination against Somali female journalists seeking employment in the state media.
Nio kategorier och 31 nominerade bidrag. Antingen blir det bara populärare och populärare att tävla i journalistik. Eller så mår journalistiken i Sverige bättre än på länge (någonsin?).
In a further development from Fojo Media Institute’s survey conducted at the end of 2017 revealed 27% of female journalists had experienced sexual harassment in Vietnam.
“I support this declaration and stand by your side. I believe that if the declaration is implemented, it will encourage female journalists in Somali media houses and lead to good progress in the field”
Vietnam’s media shows strong gender equity on a number of levels, including meaningful representation and strong role models in all areas of work and management by both genders.
“It’s a challenge to get trainees released for gender training. Both bosses and journalists want more practical courses,” said the Executive Director of a training centre in Vietnam.
Women at the frontline of journalism in Zimbabwe commemorated the 250th anniversary of the Swedish Press Act – the first in the world – by sharing testimonies about the challenges they have faced while staying the course in their media careers.