Book on becoming a gender-proficient journalists – with a view from South-East Asia
This 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.
Eyewitness from Myanmar
Last week a military coup overthrew the government in Myanmar, imprisoning the elected leaders and restricting access to independent information to the public and citizens. Fojo talked to a media professional living in Yangon (the largest city in Myanmar), about how the situation is unfolding.
Myanmar: The Right to Reporting during the 2020 General Elections
Did Myanmar’s 2020 General Elections launch in transparency?
Vietnamese journalists Need Sexual Harassment Free Newsrooms
2008, whilst being a university student, was the year when I first heard about a female journalist working at a nationally reputable newsroom being sexually harassed by her boss. The harassment was later concealed and forgotten.
Myanmar: Improving Gender Sensitivity and Equality Is Key to End Gender-Based Violence
Southeast Asia Media Training Network (SEAMTN) of Fojo Media Institute concludes its 2-week long campaign on ‘Eliminating Gender-Based Violence Against Women and All Forms of Gender Identities’. The online campaign hosts the messages of 42 concerned-individuals of 24 women, 14 men, and 4 other gender-identities from Cambodia (19), Myanmar (21) and Vietnam (2). Among them, 21 are journalists and media trainers.
Cambodia: Towards Further Awareness Raising on Gender-Based Violence and Harassment
Every year, from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism Campaign is carried out all over the world.
“Sweet Obstruction” Bars Vietnamese Journalists from Access to Information
Vietnam witnesses on average 10 cases of violence, threats and obstructions against journalists each year, even though the country is no longer at war and there are no ethnic or regional conflicts at present, according to my own observation.