Whose voice and faces are in the news? How do women journalists make their way in
today's media changes? What role can journalists' unions play in promoting
These are some of the questions that will be addressed at the Conference
organized by the International Federation of Journalists' (IFJ)on ‘Gender and Ethics- Equalityin the
newsroom' to be held on 30-31st May in Brussels.
Following the launch of the IFJ gender booklet on "Getting
the balance right", the conference will examine the performance of journalists
in reporting gender issues, how greater equality improves journalism ethics,
assess the status of women in the media and discuss the role journalists'
unions play in promoting gender ethics in the newsroom.
The Conference will be attended by journalists and
union leaders from across the world who are responsible for implementing the
IFJ gender equality strategies to end inequality in the newsroom. The event
will also showcase a range of programmes and campaigns that have been tried and
tested in recent years. A whole day will be dedicated to IFJ affiliates' initiatives
to stop gender inequalities in the profession.
The Conference is funded by LO.TCO, the
Norwegian ministry of Foreign affairs, UNESCO and the IFJ.