The training of trainers workshop brought together participants from Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Eswatini, Tanzania, The Gambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Malawi and the Republic of South Africa to address issues affecting the productivity of female journalists in the newsrooms and in the media industry in general.
This refresher workshop is part of an NO project aimed at building the capacities of female journalists in Africa on gender equality in the media and safety, which has been ongoing since 2016 and involved at least 1000 female journalists across the continent.
The three – day workshop focused on sexual harassment in the newsrooms, safety of female journalists and the new challenges online, how women media organisations in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania braved the effects of COVID 19 and the future of freedom of speech and challenges of disinformation.
Professor Kristin Orgeret served as the lead trainer for the workshop. The three – day workshop was officially opened by the Secretary General of the Journalists Workers’ Union of Tanzania (JOWUTA), Solomon Msuya.