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WAN-IFRA Women in News names Mary Mbewe the 2020 Editorial Leadership Award Laureate for Africa

2020-09-08. Today, WAN-IFRA Women in News names Mary Mbewe, Executive Editor of the Daily Nation in Zambia as the 2020 WIN Editorial Leadership Award Laureate for Africa. The announcement will be made at WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Africa conference.

WINner’s stories: Sexual Harassment in the Media

2020-09-02. Sexual harassment is a scourge in our societies and it is no different in the media. Women in News is working with executives, editors and women journalists to put policies in place that call out inappropriate behaviour within the workplace. But harassment still goes on. Here two WINner’s share their experiences.

Sexual Harassment: the unspoken media scourge

2020-09-02. We know both anecdotally and from WIN research that the problem of unwanted sexual advances in news organisations is huge. But what practical steps should you take if you are harassed or someone, to whom you as a manager owe a duty of care, is the target?

WAN-IFRA Women in News supports women journalists in Lebanon as part of the Social Impact Reporting Initiative in the Arab Region

2020-09-02. Following the Beirut explosion on 4 August, 2020, WIN launched a special initiative as part of the Social Impact Reporting Initiative to support women journalists who are covering the aftermath of the blast. 12 journalists were selected to receive WIN’s support. By being part of this initiative, selected journalists will produce articles and stories to be published in Lebanese newspapers and websites, focusing on the social and cultural impact of the traumatic event.

Reinventing the Newsroom for the New Normal

2020-09-02. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the media landscape has seen a lot of changes and disruptions; from having to set up virtual newsrooms, to ceasing print editions, and adapting to the audience’s new appetite for health and science coverage.

WAN-IFRA Women in News Launches Study on Sexual Harassment in the Media Industry – Africa to be focus of first phase of study

2020-08-17. Nairobi, Kenya – WAN-IFRA Women in News and City University of London are conducting a major research study into sexual harassment in the media workplace in select countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab Region and Southeast Asia. This study builds on research done in 2018 which identified a gap in available data on sexual harassment in media specifically in these regions.

WAN-IFRA Women in News Leadership Accelerator launches in Vietnam

2020-08-07. WAN-IFRA Women in News (WIN) Leadership Accelerator programme kicks off in Vietnam. The 2-month long (August-September 2020) career training for women journalists and editors will include sessions on career development, media management, and gender balance in content. With COVID-19 changing the way news organizations operate, the programme will help women journalists acquire new skills and build their capacity for more successful careers.

WINner’s View: Ethnocentrism, Xenophobia and Racism: Same Difference?

2020-08-04. How do we support the Black Lives Matter movement in the US, when we are comfortable watching our societies perpetrating xenophobic acts against our own African brothers and sisters?

WINner’s view: Edyth Kambalame – “Women journalists must aim to make a difference”

2020-07-21. Women in News’ Leah Mushi asked Edyth Kambalame, interim president of the Association for Women in Media (Awome) in Malawi and deputy editor at The Nation, to share her views on the growing global pressure, particularly on young journalists on social media, to take a stand on the issues of our time, and use their profile and voice to try to effect social change. It is a trend that challenges the traditional view of a journalist as a neutral observer.

WINner’s view: Ruth Atim, Uganda on online violence against women and girls

2020-07-08. Anyone using the internet should take necessary precautions. Here are some tips to help protect yourself against cybercrime and online harassment.