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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Ending impunity for crimes against journalists is one of the most pressing issues to guarantee freedom of expression and access to information for all citizens. Between 2006 and 2020, over 1,200 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public. In nine out of ten cases the killers go unpunished, according to the […]

Impunity Against Journalists

Impunity Against Journalists

Last year, according to UNESCO, 62 journalists around the world were killed just for doing their jobs. Many lost their lives while covering conflict. But in recent years, the number of media workers killed outside conflict zones has risen. In many countries, simply investigating corruption, trafficking, human rights violations or environmental issues puts journalists’ lives […]

International Day To End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists

International Day To End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists

In the past fourteen years (2006-2019), close to 1,200 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public. In nine out of ten cases the killers go unpunished. Impunity leads to more killings and is often a symptom of worsening conflict and the breakdown of law and judicial systems. These figures do not […]

UNICEF Trains 30 Journalists From Seven Counties On Sexual Gender-Based Violence Reporting

UNICEF Trains 30 Journalists From Seven Counties On Sexual Gender-Based Violence Reporting

The Department of the Mass Communication of the University of Liberia in partnership with UNICEF has begun a two-day media training for 30 journalists from six counties on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Harmful Practices and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. The training is being conducted at the Executive Lounge, University of Liberia Fendall Campus. The theme […]

Meet The Three Women Who Became The Top 10 Earners After Pay Row At BBC

Meet The Three Women Who Became The Top 10 Earners After Pay Row At BBC

BBC was criticized two years ago when it was forced to disclose that 75% of its staff paid more than 150,000 pounds a year were men, with its highest 10 earners all menThe BBC said three women – Claudia Winkleman, Vanessa Feltz and Zoe Ball – had joined the list of its top 10 paid […]

FEJAL Holds Discussion On Women’s Representation In Media

FEJAL Holds Discussion On Women’s Representation In Media

The event was organized by FeJAL to further ensure media executives craft policies in their various newsrooms that will create an enabling environment for female journalists to excel. The Female Journalist Association of Liberia (FeJAL) on Thursday, June 20, 2019, held a one-day panel discussion under the theme, “Setting a Targets for Increasing Women’s Representation […]

‘I Will Rape You’ – Female Journalists Face ‘Relentless’ Abuse

‘I Will Rape You’ – Female Journalists Face ‘Relentless’ Abuse

 More than half of women in media have suffered work-related abuse, threats or physical attacks in the past year Female journalists are facing a “relentless” barrage of attacks and harassment, with nearly a third considering leaving the profession as a result, media support organisations have warned. More than half of women in media have suffered […]

The Media Must Improve How It Covers Gender-Based Violence

The Media Must Improve How It Covers Gender-Based Violence

Recently, various Kenyan outlets have run stories that are dis-empowering to women and girls. After a man raped a female student, one newspaper reported the rape as ‘stranger than fiction’ because two other girls that had been assaulted did not scream or raise an alarm. Another story focused on how male teachers are afraid of […]

Literary Icons And Human Rights Activists To Gather In Honour Of Renowned Journalist, Kunle Ajibade

Literary Icons And Human Rights Activists To Gather In Honour Of Renowned Journalist, Kunle Ajibade

Journalists, literary giants and members of the human rights family will converge on Lagos this Wednesday to celebrate one of their own, Kunle Ajibade. Ajibade, a renowned journalist and author, has functioned as a crucial actor within the Nigerian media space over the last three decades. He turns 60, today, May 28. To honour him […]

Let’s Empower Women In Sports- Tsoseletso Magang

Let’s Empower Women In Sports- Tsoseletso Magang

 Women in sport activist, Tsoseletso Magang says it is important to empower women so that they could compete equally in the world of sport. Speaking at her monthly open discussion under the theme: Tell their story, leveraging media to advocate for women in sport,” Magang said men appeared more experienced than women in sports because […]

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