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Launch of the study "Inside the News - Challenges and Aspirations of Women Journalists in Asia and the Pacific" released by UNESCO, UN Women and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), 22 June 2015

In many countries across Asia and the Pacific, women have increased their number in the newsrooms. But the media are still very male dominated: on the global scale women make up only 24% of the people heard, read about or seen in the news and only few manage to reach decision-making position within media organizations.

The research study "Inside the News - Challenges and Aspirations of Women Journalists in Asia and the Pacific" released by UNESCO, UN Women and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) highlights how issues of gender impact the lives and work of journalists in the region with specific case studies from Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vanuatu. 

What are the working conditions and career development opportunities of women journalists in those countries? What challenges do they face and how do they address them? Can local good practices be emulated elsewhere? Which gender-sensitive policies are favoured by the journalists themselves? 

This session will bring together authors of the report and media practitioners to assess the situation of women journalists in Asia and the Pacific 20 years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and discuss the strategies to foster gender equality in the media today.


Date: 22 June 2015

Time: 4:30-7:30 pm at Foreign Correspondent's Club of Thailand (FCCT)

 



11.06.2015
Files:
 Inside the news Programme - 22 June 2015 (1.4 MB)