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GFMD MEMBERS CALL UPON MEDIA LEADERS TO PROMOTE EQUALITY


On the occasion of this year's International Women’s Day on 8 March, GFMD member organisations are calling upon all media bosses around the globe to stand up and protect the rights of female journalists. We at the Global Forum for Media Development support such efforts, and invite members of media development community to do the same.
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GFMD AND MEMBERS TO HOST MEDIA DEVELOPMENT PANEL 

On 21 March 2019, GFMD will co-host a media development panel as part of the NGO CSW63. Organised by our Women in Media Working Group, the panel will explore how women are harnessing online spaces to challenge the stereotyping and misrepresentation that are present in traditional media. The panel members will also discuss the successes and challenges they face in their efforts to develop an online presence.

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FPU INVITES GFMD MEMBERS TO JOIN MOVE4WOMEN CAMPAIGN

Move4Women is an international movement of media organisations launched by Free Press Unlimited (FPU) that highlights the importance of gender equality in and through the media. They invite you to join Move4Women campaign and show solidarity as well as take action for women in the media. Please click below to find out how to join the #Move4Women campaign.

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ADDRESSING GENDER BALANCE IN THE MEDIA SPACE

This International Women's Day, WAN-IFRA is not just supporting awareness campaigns; instead, they have launched one of their own. With #balanceournews, Melanie Walker writes about how the organisation hopes to bring more diversity to global discussions on gender in the media, and act as a bridge between the media and media development organisations.

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[Job Opportunity] Programme Coordinator, Gender & Media, FPU – 14 March 

[Award] WERT Prize for excellence in business journalism by female reporters – 15 March

[Award] WAN-IFRA Women in News Editorial Leadership Award 2019 – 18 March

[Fellowship] Adelante, IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative is now open – 21 March

[Opportunity] Call for Proposals for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference – 8 April 
[Award] 14th Samir Kassir Award for the Freedom of the Press launched – 10 April

[Job Opportunity] Programme Assistant at SMEX – Ongoing

[Event] 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (New York, USA) – 11-22 March 

[Event] NGO CSW63 Panel: Harnessing Online Spaces to Challenge Gender Stereotyping and Misrepresentation (New York, USA) – 21 March
 
From GFMD Members

ABRAJI'S PROJECT LOOKS AT THE CHALLENGES BEING FACED BY WOMEN JOURNAILSTS IN BRAZIL

 
Abraji, the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism, with the support of Google News Lab, launched a survey titled, "Women in Brazilian Journalism" to understand the limits that the gender issues imposed on the performance of their professions. The research has shown that today’s newsroom environment is better, but still far away from being a healthy and safe place for women journalists in Brazil.
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GENDERING SELF-CENSORSHIP: WOMEN JOURNALISTS AND THE DOUBLE BIND


Produced by Media Matters for Democracy, this research publication maps the trend of self-censorship among women journalists in Pakistan. Focusing on the experiences of 54 women journalists across country, the report maps the presence of and elements related to self-censorship in professional and personal expression by journalists in Pakistan.
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GETTING THE BALANCE RIGHT: A UNESCO PUBLICATION ON GENDER EQUALITY IN JOURNALISM


Produced by UNESCO, this handbook is a timely, illustrated, and easy-to-read guide and resource material for journalists. The report evolved primarily out of a desire to equip all journalists with more information and a better understanding of gender issues in their work. It is addressed to media organisations, professional associations, and journalists’ unions seeking to contribute to the goal of gender equality.
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'DIVERSIFYING VOICES, STRENGTHENING COVERAGE,' AN INTERNEWS REPORT


Across the globe, women journalists and media professionals work, often under difficult circumstances, to bring light to the issues that affect all women. Internews' media projects open eyes to gender issues and give voice to women so that they can change their lives for the better. This report illustrates how they help women get on the air and in the newsrooms in societies where their participation has been marginalised.
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GENDER BALANCE IN ARGENTINE MEDIA CAMPAIGN 


As an organisation whose team is 70% women, Sembra Media is working with partners on a campaign to fight inequality of opportunities by building networks among women. GenMA (Gender in Argentine Media) has a website where you can find the "Manifiesto" and more about their #Proponemosgénero campaign.
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