Gender is not just ‘nice’ or to be left for later – gender-informed reporting is a necessary tool for us to understand, report and explain the world better to our audiences. Gender proficiency is part of the nose for news.
That’s what our latest book, ‘Gender on Our News Radar: A View from Southeast Asia, dives into.
The book is written by Fojo consultant Johanna Son.
The 60-page book invites us to be curious about the words around gender in the media – and offers real-world tips in newspeak, drawing from the context of Southeast Asia.
Myanmar journalists keen on gender as a reporting tool, survey shows
-What most still understand gender to be is just male and female and to promote the participation of women voices in the community through the media platform. Actually, the definition of gender is so much wider than that, says Kyaw Min Swe, Executive Director of Myanmar Journalism Institute and longterm partner of Fojo Media Institute.
Thai audiences seek trusted media, not just the quick one
The multi-skilled, multi-tasking and ever-mindful journalist is in demand in these times of media disruption in Thailand, as well as elsewhere in Southeast Asia. With the digitalisation of our information settings comes the need to update not just how news is reported, but the teaching and training of journalism itself.
In this chat, Jessada and Fojo Media Institute’s consultant Johanna Son discuss the challenges that our changed media settings pose on journalism today, why it is important to develop journalism learning tools that are contextualised in perspective and language.
Voices of women journalists in Myanmar
“I know the potential dangers and consider that I could be the one who is shot that day, but I want to go to the demonstrations myself anyway.