Women must participate in and have access to the media
A panel co-sponsored by Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Article19, and International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) as well as the Permanent Missions of France, Greece and Lithuania to the UN on behalf of the Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists*
Time: from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Venue: Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters, New York
● Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, has conducted workshops on combating the online harassment of women journalists.
● Amalia Toledo, digital rights advocate for Karisma, based in Colombia.
● Jenni Monet, Native American freelancer multimedia reporter, was arrested at Standing Rock.
● Victor Blue, New York- based photojournalist and conflict photographer.
● Julie Posetti of Fairfax Media who discussed how newsrooms can counter online misogyny and harassment during the 2016 International Newsroom Summit in London.
Moderator: Courtney Radsch, Advocacy Director, CPJ, with a contribution by RSF.
A panel and moderated roundtable discussion with speakers from an array of backgrounds and areas of expertise will delve into how states can effectively combat the violence and dangers that face women journalists. Our goal would be to emerge from this session with some tangible takeaways, and a framework for thinking about data collection and information gathering, as well as best practices across regions.
* Members of the Groups of Friends for the Protection of Journalists: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, United States, Uruguay