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Women in News Leadership Accelerator Programme 2022 for women Journalists & Editors from sub-Saharan Africa.

2021-12-14. WAN-IFRA’s Women in News Leadership Accelerator Programme is an intensive nine-month-long career and leadership programme open to women journalists and editors working in Africa. Journalists and editors who take part in the programme acquire new skill sets and build their capacity through a combination of Coaching, Training, Mentoring and Networking.

Top women editors: ‘Create safe spaces to retain women in news, equip them for leadership roles’

2021-12-14. Women in News Editorial Leadership Award laureates from three different regions discuss the challenges of attracting and retaining newsroom talent, and share advice on creating an environment in which women journalists can thrive.

New Research Benchmarks the Extent of Sexual Harassment in Russian Newsrooms

2021-12-03. New research benchmarking the extent of sexual harassment in Russian newsrooms has been released by WAN-IFRA and ANRI-Media. This is part of a larger multi-region study WAN-IFRA Women in News (WIN) has conducted with City, University of London. The study is the largest of its kind to be conducted in Russia.

We join our voices to end sexual harassment

2021-11-25. On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women that marks the start of the 16-days of activism against gender-based violence campaign, we join our voices to end sexual harassment.

Three Outstanding Newsroom Leaders Named Laureates of WAN-IFRA Women in News Editorial Leadership Award

2021-11-12. WAN-IFRA Women in News is proud to announce the recipients of its 2021 Editorial Leadership Award. Edyth Kambalame, Editor of The Nation on Sunday in Malawi, has been named Laureate for Africa; Nyein Nyein Naing, Editor-in-Chief of the now shuttered 7Day Digital in Myanmar, has been named Laureate for Southeast Asia; and Samia Nakhoul, Middle East Editor for Thomson Reuters, has been named Laureate for the Arab Region.

Apply Now For Women in News Leadership Accelerator In Vietnam

2021-10-27. This intensive three-month-long career and leadership programme is open to women journalists and editors working in Vietnam.

Digital ABC: The Ultimate Playbook In Tackling Media Disruption

2021-10-27. Early this month, the WAN-IFRA’s Women In News programme launched the second module of its unique training course, Digital ABC. This essential three-module guide is aimed at helping media managers and journalists confront the disruption in traditional media, and build and operationalise strategies to manage the transition to digital.

The news industry needs to do more to make women feel supported, believed and safe

2021-10-22. There are many ways to support journalists who suffer harassment and gendered abuse while doing their jobs. Hannah Storm offers some suggestions.

IACHR finds Colombia responsible in Jineth Bedoya case

2021-10-19. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has ruled the Colombian state responsible for the abduction, rape, and torture of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima in 2000, ordering the Colombian government to investigate, prosecute and punish those responsible

Golden Pen of Freedom laureates Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov awarded Nobel Peace Prize

2021-10-08. “Free, independent and fact-based journalism serves to protect against abuse of power, lies and war propaganda. Without freedom of expression and freedom of the press, it will be difficult to successfully promote fraternity between nations, disarmament and a better world order to succeed in our time.” Nobel committee chair, Berit Reiss-Andersen.