The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every sector of life, including media. Women in media have been exposed to a number of challenges.
For twenty years, the Dadaab refugee camp in the northeastern region of Kenya had no credible source of information.
The freelance journalist, who’s also worked in communications for WWF-Malaysia and Earthworm Foundation, takes on a role to boost capacity among the Malaysian media and promote the empowerment of marginalised groups.
Globally, only 24 percent of the people heard, seen or read about in the news are women, according to the Global Media Monitoring Project, a volunteer network that measures women’s global presence, portrayal, and representation in media.
By Kathy English, Public Editor
With support from the Jo Cox Memorial Grant, Internews and local partners CCAFCO and UCOFEM are strengthening women-led civil society in conflict prevention to reduce the risk of identity-based violence in DRC.
March 2, 2020 – Washington D.C.— Globally, only 24% of people heard, seen or read about in the news are women. This gender gap is widest in news about politics and government, where women are featured in just 16% of political news.
In Kunduz, Afghanistan, where religious and cultural conservatism reinforces rigid gender roles, Kaihan FM creates programming focused on women’s issues and women’s rights.