To mark the 16 days of activism for gender based violence, we spoke to Zororai Nkomo of AB Communications to find out what they are doing to fight Gender Based Violence and the measures they are taking to light the challenges being faced by women in Zimbabwe.
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.
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.
Alan Finlay, Author to the report Mapping Journalism Training Centres in sub-Saharan Africa Study reflects over the main findings from the new study jointly published by Fojo Media Institute and Wits Journalism, part of the CHARM project.
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.
Fojos medarbetare och kursledare Per Agerman har stämts i brittisk domstol för en publicering på en svensk nyhetssajt om en svensk affärsman. Det har fått stora delar av medie-Sverige att rasa.
‘I couldn’t meet my bosses sexual wish and lower my dignity or break-up my family. I was repeatedly bullied and feared that for my own security I would almost leave my job. Misogyny is discouraging and can lead one to leave journalism’.
Over the past week, women and men working in the Somali media sector have come together to discuss gender equality, a subject that is sensitive not only in Somalia but worldwide. The events, organised by the Somali Women Journalists Organisation, address women journalists’ working conditions, ranging from equal pay to sexual harassment. We spoke to one of the participants, freelance journalist Zeinab Abdinoor Mohamed.
“Normally we would argue that journalism is the answer. In the case of Ethiopia, media is also becoming part of the problem. The state of the media in the country is deeply disconcerting,” says …
A website in Bangla, set up to help support, train, and connect investigative journalists, has attracted more than 100,000 page views in 12 months, indicating a growing demand for best-practice help, resources, and guidance.