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Day to day coverage of the UNESCO Global Forum on Media and Gender (2-4 December 2013, Bangkok, Thailand) by student journalists from Thammasat University

Student journalists from Thammasat University’s faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication (English program) met their future peers from around the world at the UNESCO Global Forum on Media and Gender (2-4 December 2013, Bangkok, Thailand). The junior reporters and their volunteer colleagues from other Thammasat faculties were a major help in making the Global Forum on Media and Gender a success. Here Thammasat’s junior reporting team provides day to day coverage of the forum, featuring interviews with participants and organizers from around the world.

Opening Ceremony:

More than 300 participants from over 80 countries attended the opening ceremony of the first-ever Global Forum on Media and Gender.


Global Forum on Media and Gender Day One: What Brought You Here?

The historic first day of the 2013 Global Forum on Media and Gender saw participants from around the world come together to share their views on gender imbalances in the media and agree on a way forward. Thammasat University student journalists spoke to a truly diverse of participants asking them their thoughts on gender disparities in the media, problems in their home countries and what they hope to gain by attending this historic summit.


Global Forum on Media and Gender Day Two: One Step Closer to a Global Gender Alliance

The junior reporter team interviews UNESCO's Alton Grizzle, Programme Specialist for the Communication and Information Sector, and UNESCO Bangkok's Rosa Gonzalez, the Chief of the Information and Knowledge Management Unit, to get their views on the media's potential for positive change in gender equality and the challenging road ahead once the conference closes.

 

Global Forum on Media and Gender Day Three: The Alliance and Beyond

The Global Forum on Media and Gender culminated in the establishment of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender. The junior reporter team interviewed participants at the forum to get their thoughts on the conference and the challenging path ahead.