Challenging stereotypes: How to build gender awareness

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Participants at the conference about gender and media in Indonesia in the autumn of 2019. 

On the International Women’s Day 8 March 2021,  International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) and JMIC will launch a special issue of the Journalism Education journal, addressing how to build gender awareness among journalism educators, challenging marginalization and stereotypes.

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The digital event is to take place at 8 am in New York, 1 pm in London, 2 pm. in Oslo/Berlin, 630 pm in New Delhi and 9 pm in Manila.

A globally composed panel will address experiences on how to mainstream gender perspectives in journalism education with speakers from India, Nepal, Uganda, United Kingdom and Norway. 

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Students work screened at international festival

(PHOTO): Tipping Point – the students work from last year – was presented during Chobi Mela in Bangladesh. (Photographer Docile Francis Rebeiro, Pathshala) 

Tipping Point was shown yesterday at the international photo festival Chobi Mela in Bangladesh, called the most significant photographic event in Asia. 

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First webinar on corona safety: The enemy is everywhere

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Almost 40 participants from Ethiopia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda, on the 19 May took part in the first JMIC webinar on ‘Safety and ethics for journalists during the corona pandemic’. 

On the zoom chat following a short introduction, JMIC trainer Abeer Saady answered both questions prepared in advance and spontaneous ones. She has previously done similar trainings for many journalist organizations and institutions.

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Corona threatens press freedom

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Norway is on the top of the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

But the Covid-19 pandemic highlight and amplify the many crises that threaten the right to freely reported, independent, diverse and reliable information, according to RSF.

“We are entering a decisive decade for journalism linked to crises that affect its future,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. 

“The coronavirus pandemic illustrates the negative factors threatening the right to reliable information, and is itself an exacerbating factor. What will freedom of information, pluralism and reliability look like in 2030? The answer to that question is being determined today.”

First virtual workshop on extremism in Pakistan

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 Rector Dr. James A. Tebbe at FCCU
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Prof. Elisabeth Eide at JMIC/OsloMet 
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 Prof. Altaf Khan at FCCU in Lahore

Forman Christian College University (FCCU) in Lahore hosted the first International Virtual Workshop on Polarised Societies and Many Faces of Extremism 21 April, in cooperation with JMIC

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