WAN-IFRA LAUNCH SEASON THREE OF THE BACKSTORY MEDIA FREEDOM PODCAST

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.

COUNTER-STEREOTYPICAL NARRATIVES: A GAIN FOR STIGMA-FREE AND INCLUSIVE MEDIA

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).

IWMF COURAGE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS

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.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR HOWARD G. BUFFET FUND FOR WOMEN JOURNALISTS

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 WORLD NEWS MEDIA CONGRESS 2019

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.

RJI TO HOST WOMEN IN JOURNALISM WORKSHOP 2019

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.