WAN-IFRA have just launched the third season of The Backstory, a podcast series exploring media freedom issues from across the globe. The series looks at challenging issues that journalists and media organisations are faced with, exploring how they tackle – and surmount – the obstacles to continue reporting the news.
Funding Opportunity The IWMF Emergency Fund is sustained with the support of individual donors to address the growing need to provide direct assistance to women journalists who are suffering as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
13 March, 2020 – New York, USA
On March 13th, 2020, join the GFMD Women in Media Working Group for a panel discussion on the effects of gender-equal reporting on the role of women in society. The event, co-organised by GFMD, CFI, Fondation Hirondelle, Free Press Unlimited, IMS, and Sembramedia, with support from Fojo Media Institute, is taking place as an NGO parallel event at the 64th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (NGO CSW64).
On International Women’s Day 2020, GFMD and over thirty other media organisations from around the world call upon all media leaders and journalists around the globe to take action against the skewed balance and representation of gender in the news – both in terms of numbers and in portrayal.
On March 2, United for News launched Reflect Reality, a digital manual to help newsrooms include more authoritative female and diverse voices in their stories. Led by Internews in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, Reflect Reality incorporates proven strategies and lessons learned to address this disparity.
11-13 February, 2020 – Saly, Senegal
Panos Institute West Africa’s “Building and Regulating a Gender Inclusive West African Media Environment Together” symposium aims to facilitate a shared and critical review of gender mainstreaming in the media environment (political, legal, and professional) as a condition for the production of gender sensitive and inclusive content.
Deadline: 17 December 2019
Funding Opportunity The International Women’s Media Foundation are searching for a journalist whose work embodies the spirit of Kim Wall’s reporting while covering subculture and what Kim described as “the undercurrents of rebellion.”
10 December 2019 – Washington, D.C.
As part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (GBV), ARTICLE 19 and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) are hosting a multi-sector discussion and day-of-action to combat online gender-based violence against women.
Deadline: 15 December 2019
Call for Applications The WIN Accelerator is an intensive, 9-month long career and leadership programme for women journalists and editors from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe who wish to develop their leadership skills.
Deadline: 8 December 2019
Funding Opportunity The WVL Myanmar funding programme provides flexible, core, long-term funds and organisational strengthening support to women’s rights organisations to empower feminist movements to deliver change for Myanmar women and girls.
22/10 DC – 30/10 NY
The IWMF will honour the brave journalists who report on taboo topics, work in environments hostile to women, and share difficult truths at the Courage in Journalism Awards.
Deadline: 05 September 2019
Call for Applications Applications are now open for the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind which supports the production of ambitious projects and underreported, globally important stories produced by women journalists internationally.
The Global Alliance for Social and Behavior Change will organise a side event at Women Deliver 2019. The event, titled “The Power of Communication for Gender Equality”, aims to illustrate how members of the Global Alliance for Social and Behaviour Change use media, communication, and social and behaviour change to challenge and redefine gender relations.
1-3 June 2019 – Glasgow, Scotland
The World News Media Congress is the annual meeting of news executives, including publishers, editors and owners, of newspapers from all over the world. It is hosted in a different city each year. The 2018 Congress in Portugal drew around 900 people from over 60 countries for three days of conferences, executive meetings, networking and social events. This year, WMNC will look at the many ways to reconnect newsbrands with the people that will influence future societies.
3-5 May 2019, Columbia, Missouri
The RJI at the University of Missouri is hosting their annual “Women in Journalism Workshop” in May 2019 at the Smith Forum. The two-day workshop will focus on self-care and first-aid training, as well as virtual reality and preparing for violent breaking news coverage.
On March 21st a side-event was organized during the Commission on the Status of Women in New York by GFMD, Fondation Hirondelle, Free Press Unlimited, International Media Support (IMS), Internews, IREX, and the Media Diversity Institute (MDI).
21 March 2019 – New York, United States
GFMD will be co-hosting a media development panel as part of NGO CSW63 to explore the ways in which women are harnessing online spaces to challenge the stereotyping and misrepresentation in the media.
11-22 March 2019 – New York, United States
The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019.
7 March 2019 – New York, United States
Join BBC’s Razia Iqbal, Anita Anand & Buzzfeed’s Elizabeth Pears for a discussion on aspirations, breaking stereotypes, creating spaces, survival skills and opening up possibilities.
On 21 March 2019, GFMD will co-host a media development panel as part of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) NGO Forum. The event titled, ‘Does the online space allow women in media to challenge stereotypes and misrepresentation?’ will explore the ways in which women are harnessing online spaces.