The promotion of women’s role in the Mediterranean region through the media is one of COPEAM’s priorities. Over the past years, COPEAM has been actively engaged in developing training, production and peering activities specifically devoted to this issue.
From 2017 to 2019, COPEAM was partner of AGEMI (Advancing Gender Equality in the Media Industry), an EU-funded project whose main output is an unprecedented on-line training platform and a set of openly accessible resources
In 2021, COPEAM and the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe launch a new international training action about countering sexist stereotypes and promoting gender equality in the media in Europe and in the South-Mediterranean region.
WHAT: “Gender Equality in the Media” is a free participative international training action.
WHERE: It is open to participants from Europe (Council of Europe Member States) and the Southern Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia).
WHO: It is open to 1) journalists and media professionals; 2) media & journalism university students; 3)representatives from relevant civil society organizations (CSOs) active in the field of media and/or gender equality.
HOW: It is an innovative, integrated and multi-sector training course that combines virtual and in-person modules. It covers issues related to gender (in)equality in the information field in relation to both content production and career development.
WHY: It aims to 1) enhance awareness and professional skills to fight gender stereotypes in public communication 2) favour mutual learning between the educational and the professional dimensions 3) promote a more equal, diverse and inclusive media sector 4) improve abilities to use new technologies and smart journalism to report about gender-related issues.
Venues: bi-weekly sessions through an on-line platform (February/May 2021) + in-person
activities for journalists in Hammamet/Tunisia (June 2021 – if Covid19
restrictions allow it)
Venues: bi-weekly sessions through an on-line platform (February/May 2021) + in-person activities for journalists in Hammamet/Tunisia (June 2021 – if Covid19 restrictions allow it)