Conferences/Events/Seminars
Anna Lindh Foundation - Call for Participation PDF Print

Deadline: 25 October 2012

Country: Morocco, Casablanca

anna_lindh_forumThe Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) will hold the second Preparatory Meeting of the Anna Lindh Forum 2013 focused on the role of women and their perspective in the framework of the 4D ALF strategy: Dialogue, Democracy, Development and Diversity.

The Meeting will be organised in Casablanca, Morocco, from 22 – 25 November 2012 in close cooperation with the coordinators of the ALF National Network of Morocco and France.

The objective of the Meeting is to contribute to the formulation of the Programme of the Anna Lindh Forum 2013 by identifying current critical issues, recent trends, key challenges, lessons learnt and good practices to promote gender equality through the intercultural dialogue approach in the Euro-Med Region.

 
MDI contributes to EuroPCom, EU public communicators conference PDF Print

Date: 17 - 18 October 2012

Place: Brussels

europcom_shoesEuroPCom, the third conference of the public communicators at all levels in the EU, brought together communication managers and senior experts of local, regional, national and European authorities.

Over 700 colleagues from all EU member states took part in this networking event. Amongst them was Media Diversity Institute representative. Lectures, debates and interactive workshops focussed on major communication challenges: restoring public confidence, communicating Europe, e-communication and social media as well as on dialogue with youth, senior citizens and ethnic groups.

EuroPCom 2012 was organised by the Committee of the Regions, in partnership with the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, the Cyprus EU Presidency and the European Commission.

This year’s theme was reconnecting citizens, young and elderly, and how to re-gain their trust in European projects. One of the tools is Eurobarometer, whose latest results, launched at the Conference, show the level of stress European citizens have in the prosperous future. ‘All starts with the understanding of public, and while young want to talk about the future, the old about the history, all we do is talking about the Euro’, said Stefano Rolando, a communication expert. Reaching citizens on regional and local level is another challenge, agreed the participants.

 
International coverage of gender, health, education and religion PDF Print

Deadline: 7 September 2012

Region: Worldwide

journalist_laptopJoin a select group of journalists throughout the world in a new online seminar sharing insights, resources and strategies for reporting on gender, health, education and religion. “International Coverage of Gender, Health, Education and Religion," a six-week seminar offered by the International Center for Journalists from September 24 to November 2, will examine effective ways of reporting on gender, health, education and religion.

This course will bring together international journalists to critically examine the portrayal of women in religion, and explore related issues of health and education. Expanding media understanding of the reality of the breadth and diversity of the role of women in religion, and opening up their vistas to the critical role religion plays in shaping health and education policies, can have a profound social impact on nations throughout the world.

The deadline for applications for the free online course is September 7.

To apply, please click here:

 
Let the Roma Youth Be Heard Journalism Training Course PDF Print

gsiEvent date: 1-7 June 2012

Region: Europe

Media Diversity Institute (MDI) in partnership with Gruppi Solidarieta Internazionale (GSI Italia) is organising a 7 day training course for 30 European youth workers, taking place from 1 to 7 June 2012 in Spoleto, Italy.

 
Call for Applications for Women Peacemakers Peace Writers Residency PDF Print

logopeaceDeadline: 15 June 2012

Country: USA

The Women Peacemakers Peace Writers Residency invites a call for applications for the event taking place from 4 September to 23 November 2012 at the University of San Diego.

 
Have Women Got Twitter Clout? PDF Print

femaletwitter3Event date: 30 May 2012

Region: UK

Women and the Twittersphere are hitting the headlines – for all the wrong reasons. According to the Independent’s Twitter 100 list only 18 of the top Tweeters are women. Media campaigners are calling on broadcasters to sign a pledge to ensure that 30 per cent of guest pundits are female – and not just when they need case studies or ‘victim’ comments. Why are so few women considered authoritative or influential in social media beyond ‘niche’ topics? And why are so many women still being excluded from the media, despite making up around 50 per cent of its workforce? 

 
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