THE BETTINA FUND

Women remain underrepresented in leadership roles in media organisations despite a higher proportion of female students graduating from university journalism courses worldwide. In a bid to challenge this disparity the Thomson Foundation has teamed up with Baraza Media Lab to launch The Bettina Fund – Empowering women in media. The initiative is in memory of Bettina Peters – a tireless advocate for equality in media.

GFMD SUBMITS CONTRIBUTION TO UN SR REPORT ON GENDER JUSTICE

Following an all-network GFMD learning and policy meeting, GFMD submitted a joint contribution to the UN Special Rapporteur’s call for submissions on “Gender Justice and the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression”. The submission was developed with input from Fondation Hirondelle, University of Sheffield, and The Centre for Law and Democracy.

GFMD CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON MEDIA IN GAZA STRIP

The Global Forum for Media Development, a network of journalism and media development organisations reaffirms its support to all journalists and media outlets reporting from Palestine and Israel, including Gaza. We express our grave concern for the safety and security of journalists, reporters, and media organisations while doing their job and call for a permanent end to all hostilities.

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2021

On May 3 2021 GFMD celebrated World Press Freedom Day – a globally important date of recognition for media professionals, who daily work towards the right of access to information, freedom of expression and thought. GFMD stood with all journalists and media workers who strive for truth, and collected the most important news from our network, dedicated to WPFD.