Dima Khatib: “Freedom of the press starts with the right to life and safety for all”
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by WAN-IFRA Staff
2w ago
“I am honored to be here and to receive this award. Thank you, Women in News, and thank you, WAN IFRA. This recognition will mark my career. I would’ve loved to speak to you today about the gender balance we have proudly achieved at AJ+. I won’t be speaking about AI, though. I have a personal issue with it. I spent a lifetime learning languages, and there comes AI switching between languages like water! I won’t speak about any of that because these are dark times for journalism and humanity.  For the past 8 months, our daily life has been all about news of death and destruction. Our colle ..read more
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Exiled, not silenced: amplifying the voices of Myanmar’s ethnic communities – while boosting grassroots journalism
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by Lucinda Jordaan
1M ago
Our EDITOR TO EDITOR series honours WAN-IFRA’s 2024 Women in News Editorial Leadership Award Laureates, announced this week. Asia regional Laureate Nan Paw Gay is Director and Editor-in-Chief, Karen Information Center, Myanmar and chairperson of the newly formed Independent press council Myanmmar. She is also the executive director and spokesperson for Burma News International (BNI), a key ethnic media coalition that brings together independent media groups reporting on ethnic communities of Myanmar. Nan Paw Gay’s career as journalist and media developer began over two decades ago, with indepe ..read more
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AI, bias and experiments: how Women in News is tackling tech’s inbuilt stereotypes
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by WAN-IFRA External Contributor
1M ago
Women, migrants, precarious workers, and socioeconomic and racial minorities are disproportionately impacted by Generative AI’s technical limitations, such as hallucinations and negative stereotypes, writes AI journalist Madhumita Murgia in her new book, Code Dependent: Living in the shadow of AI. “And it’s because they rarely have a voice in the echo chambers in which AI is being built,” says Murgia, the first artificial intelligence editor of the Financial Times. We have seen the effects of bias play out during workshops run over the past year by WAN-IFRA Women In News on the Age of AI in th ..read more
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WAN-IFRA Announces 2024 Women in News Editorial Leadership Award Laureates
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by WAN-IFRA Staff
1M ago
Beatrice Bandawe, Managing Editor, The Guardian Limited, Tanzania; Dima Khatib, Managing Director, AJ+, Palestine/Syria; and Nan Paw Gay, Director and Editor-in-Chief, Karen Information Center, Myanmar have been named 2024 Laureates for Africa, the Arab Region and Southeast Asia, respectively. The Award, which is in its 10th year, recognizes outstanding women editors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their newsrooms and are committed to advancing gender equality in the field of journalism in their respective regions. “These remarkable newsroom leaders have exemplified exemplary d ..read more
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‘We are not brave, we are journalists’ – LATAM editor shares newsroom wins, under deadly conditions
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by Lucinda Jordaan
3M ago
Andrea Miranda is the Group Editorial Director of Debate Media, a Mexican news organisation she co-founded 20 years ago. She oversees a portfolio of 32 digital brands, six printed newspaper editions and many magazines and commercial supplements. A vocal defender of freedom of expression and protection of journalists, her road to journalism was unusual: Miranda studied photography and industrial engineering: “It was photography that brought me to a newsroom in 2004,” she said. She shared with the World Editors Forum what it is like to lead a newsroom of 180 journalists in such a violent region ..read more
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Women journalists step into the spotlight of Gaza war to declare solidarity, call for greater global support
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by WAN-IFRA External Contributor
3M ago
By WAN-IFRA Women in News Team The round table discussions took place in Amman, Jordan, against the backdrop of the war in Gaza, and underscored the urgent need to address the challenges faced by journalists – particularly women – as the pursuit of truth takes them to the frontlines of danger to bring critical stories to light.  War reporting plays a crucial role in shaping public understanding and policy responses to conflict. Leaders from more than 100 news organisations had in the past week signed an open letter, initiated by CPJ and supported by WAN-IFRA, in support of Palestinian jou ..read more
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No somos valientes, somos periodistas
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by Lucinda Jordaan
3M ago
Andrea Miranda es la Directora Editorial del Grupo Debate, una organización de noticias mexicana que cofundó hace 20 años. Supervisa una cartera de 32 marcas digitales, seis ediciones impresas de periódicos y numerosas revistas y suplementos comerciales. Defensora a ultranza de la libertad de expresión y la protección de los periodistas, su camino hacia el periodismo fue inusual, Miranda estudió fotografía e ingeniería industrial: “Fue la fotografía lo que me llevó a una redacción en 2004”, dijo. Compartió con el World Editors Forum cómo es dirigir una redacción de 180 periodistas en una regi ..read more
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Lessons and wins from four years on the FT’s Next Gen Board
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by Lucinda Jordaan
7M ago
In 2020, the Financial Times (FT) had no environmental sustainability strategy. This, despite its position as a publisher, with over 22.4 million monthly readers, “holding other companies to account,” explains Hannah Sarney, the FT’s new Editorial Product Director. Today, the company not only has a clear strategy outlined on its website, it boasts both an internal environmental group, and an environmental sustainability umbrella group. This is only one of the many internal shifts within the 135-year-old publisher over the past three years that can be attributed to the work of the Next Gen Boar ..read more
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The second edition of WIN Latam – Women in News – brings together 30 professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean.
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by Vincent Peyrègne
8M ago
The announcement was made at a leadership development workshop organised by WAN-IFRA LATAM on 30 October in the Colombian city of Bogotá. The leadership accelerator is aimed at women media professionals. Those selected will acquire new skills through group training and coaching sessions to develop their professional roadmap. The 30 media professionals, selected from among 115 applicants, who are developing their careers in the media in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela, were there. “WAN-IFRA is pleas ..read more
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Fight back against normalisation of attacks on journalists – Martha Ramos
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by Lucinda Jordaan
8M ago
Thursday, 2 November is the designated day to remind people everywhere of the need to end impunity for crimes committed against journalists. The global impunity index currently stands at 86%, and an ever growing number of high profile cases remain unsolved, or in limbo.   Martha Ramos, Chief Editorial Officer of Organizacion Editorial Mexicana (OEM) and President of the World Editors Forum, has a front row seat watching the failures to get justice.   “Attacks against journalists have become normalised and, to a certain extent, made invisible; such acts don’t seem to worry the so ..read more
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