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.

Journalists: observers or campaigners for change?

2020-07-08. When it is okay for a journalist to take a personal stand on an issue they are writing about? Western newsrooms are grappling with this question as journalists come under social media pressure to support some significant issues of 2020, such as #GenderBasedViolence, which has surged during COVID-19 lockdowns, #BlackLivesMatter and #ClimateChange.

WINner’s view: COVID-19, a setback for women journalists in Uganda

2020-06-24. Uganda, already grappling with high long-term unemployment, has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and an estimated 750,000 Ugandans have so far lost their jobs, according to the Finance Ministry. The crisis has not spared the young media industry either, with women journalists particularly affected, writes Gloria Laker Adiiki Aciro.

FT Editor Roula Khalaf on working remotely, gender diversity and the story they have to own

17-06-2020. In a wide-ranging conversation touching on many major newsroom topics, Roula Khalaf, the Editor of the Financial Times, told Jane Barrett of Reuters, and the global online audience for WAN-IFRA’s World Media Leaders eSummit, how the FT has been navigating the pandemic, how it continues to innovate, and the story it needs to own.

27 women journalists from Egypt complete Women in News’ Media Management Training

13-06-2020. “The training exceeded my expectations. The diversity of trainers and sessions was very beneficial, and it helped us build a lot of capacity, mainly how to be leaders of a newsroom, not only managers,” says Hagar Gamil, Radio El Nil, one of the 27 women journalists from Egypt who completed the WAN-IFRA Women in News Leadership Accelerator Media Management Training this week.

Writing about women boosts engagement

11-06-2020. Ehab Zelaky, Managing Editor at Al Masry Al Youm in Egypt, and Women in News, Arab Region Steering Committee member, talks to Myra Abdallah on gender balance in content.

I am forever indebted to WIN for making me love my career the way I do now

11-06-2020. Yvonne has been with WIN since 2016. She shares her story, her purpose in journalism and success as a WINner with Leah Mushi.

New digital manual to help newsrooms include more authoritative female voices in their stories

2020-03-02. Today, the United for News coalition launches Reflect Reality, a digital manual to help newsrooms include more authoritative female and diverse voices in their stories. Led by Internews in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, United for News’ Reflect Reality incorporates proven strategies and lessons learned from two dozen organizations around the world working to address this disparity.

WAN-IFRA announces biggest-ever 7 million Euro funding to support sector-leading Women in News programme

2019-12-11. The 4-year grant from Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, will enable WAN-IFRA’s Women in News programme to expand to new markets, launch global research initiatives, and build internal capacity to operate the programme throughout the Arab Region and Sub-Saharan Africa. The grant is the largest received to date by WAN-IFRA in support of its media freedom work. It marks the continuation of a nearly decade-long partnership with Sida.