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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.

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.