Does BBC News training hold women to a different standard?

Does BBC News training hold women to a different standard?

Almut Rochowanski with Nani Jansen Reventlow  – WNN Commentary (WNN) LONDON, UK: In February 2017 the instructional hub of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Academy, held its second series of trainings with the BBC Expert Women’s Day. The event brought together “female experts who’d like to appear on air as contributors to BBC programmes”. Choosing […]

[Philippines] Women in radio: Intensifying advocacy on gender equality, women empowerment

[Philippines] Women in radio: Intensifying advocacy on gender equality, women empowerment

Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy – Philippine Information Agency – Thursday, 03 April 2014 MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, March 30 (PIA) — As the world celebrates Women’s Month this March, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Bukidnon chapter has allowed a “girly take over” through airwaves, for the whole month’s “KBP Bukidnon Interaction” radio program […]

Nepal women’s talk radio works to mediate conflict within communities

Nepal women’s talk radio works to mediate conflict within communities

Jiyoung Han – WNN Media (WNN/SFCG) Siraha, NEPAL, SOUTHERN ASIA: Sanju Kumari Das is a petite, soft-spoken woman, but don’t let that fool you. Hailing from Siraha, a volatile district in Nepal’s eastern Terai, this formidable 26 year-old commands the attention of political giants, helps end nationwide strikes, and is one only a handful of […]

SOMALIA: All female radio brings education & community to Mogadishu

SOMALIA: All female radio brings education & community to Mogadishu

WNN Breaking (WNN/SomaliaCurrent) Mogadishu, SOMALIA, EASTERN AFRICA: In a nondescript white building along the bustling Makka al Mukarramah Road, a group of women intently focus on their computer screens, playing and replaying sound pieces. Somali music plays softly through the speakers as the presenter fits on her headset and starts the show. Welcome to Aman […]

Capturing the truth in photojournalism one woman stands out

Capturing the truth in photojournalism one woman stands out

Lys Anzia – WNN Features Interview (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The first time I met award winning Bulgarian woman photojournalist Svetlana Bachevanova was over 8 years ago in 2005. I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the time curating a photography show called “Ghosts of Humanity.” The photo-show was about life, death […]

Radio Free Europe defends female Azerbaijani journalist from ongoing smear campaign

Radio Free Europe defends female Azerbaijani journalist from ongoing smear campaign

WNN Breaking (WNN/RFE/RL) Baku, Azerbaijan, EASTERN EUROPE/WESTERN ASIA: RFE/RL (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) calls upon the Azerbaijani government to investigate a blackmail and intimidation campaign against investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, following the July 26 release of a new video containing intimate and illegally obtained images of her. In addition to posting the video, the website […]

Not a Pretty Media Picture for Women and Girls

Not a Pretty Media Picture for Women and Girls

Leigh Wintz – WNN Opinion (WNN) U.S.: Next time you look at a television show, movie, magazine ad or music video, you might want to look twice. You’ll either see degrading portrayals of women and girls—or no representation of them at all. Either way, it’s not a pretty picture. Literally. What aren’t we seeing? For starters, women and […]

“Is Journalism Worth Dying For?”: One woman’s story

“Is Journalism Worth Dying For?”: One woman’s story

Jason Farago – Salon.com – Thursday, 5 May, 2011 (originally published 3 May) A collection of essays by Russia’s murdered Anna Politkovskaya asks the question: Is journalism worth dying for? For Anna Politkovskaya, Russia was a grim country — a “managed democracy” governed by brutal leaders and craven bureaucrats, policed by violent and extortionist security […]