NGO Mediating Women - Balancing the Media is turning one.
It will be marking its first anniversary by hosting a Webinar entitled UNDER ATTACK: Women journalists and the gender based risks that come with the job.
This event will be held on Thursday, 21 January 2021 at 19:00.
Journalists the world over are facing ever-increasing threats, intimidation and unyielding pressures from those in whose interest it is that those working at uncovering uncomfortable truths are silenced. But the attacks launched on women journalists are particular: the harassment, both online and offline, is gender-based and often includes threats of violence.
In the wake of the assassination of Maltese investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, the NGO will examine the risks faced by women who are resolute in holding power to account, as well as why it is becoming increasingly more difficult for women to pursue a career in journalism.
Those who persist face daily hostilities, oftentimes by those who are morally and legally bound to protect the citizens’ right to be informed. In some cases, these attacks result in women giving up their career entirely; in others the threat is carried through.
The panel will feature Caroline Muscat, investigative journalist and editor of The Shift News; Prof. Iris Luarasi, Vice-President of GREVIO and academic at the Department of Journalism and Communication, Tirana University; Kristina Chetcuti, opinion columnist at The Times of Malta and author of Amazing Maltese Women; and Corinne Vella from the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation.
Additionally, the panel will be joined by Prof. Brenda Murphy, founder of Mediating Women and academic at the Department of Gender and Sexualities within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta, as well as Prof. Teresa Carreras Riera, President of GAMAG Europe. This event is being organised in collaboration with the Global Alliance On Media And Gender (GAMAG), with the support of the Department of Gender and Sexualities within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta.
Follow the link to join the webinar (passcode: MEDWOMEN1).
Since attendee numbers are limited, the organisers will also be broadcasting the discussion live on the Mediating Women Facebook page.