IFJ Conference: Gender and Ethics- Equality in the newsroom 30-31st May 2009

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 gender equality?

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- Equality in 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.

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