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Radio programming on gender equality in Southern Africa available PDF Print

Posted on: 18 December 2009

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

A 10-part series of radio reports addressing issues surrounding gender equality in Southern Africa is available for use by radio stations in the region. Among the issues discussed are gender violence, media and education. The guide, The Roadmap to Equality: Voices and Views, aims to encourage local action for ratification on gender equality.

Arab bloggers invited to discuss women's issues PDF Print

Dates: December 24 to 31, 2009

Region: Middle East and North Africa

Arab bloggers are invited to participate in a campaign that aims to urge the Arab blogging community to discuss women’s issues in society and culture. From December 24 to 31, 2009, Arab bloggers can express their opinions and observations relating to Arab women, openly and without restraint. According to the organizers, the campaign, called “Kolena Laila,” aspires to enrich the dialogue of Arab social life and its successes and failures.

Media that Matters Film Festival seeks short films that promote social change worldwide PDF Print

Deadline: January 22, 2010

Region: Worldwide

Filmmakers seeking to make social change through their work are encouraged to submit short films to Media that Matters Film Festival.  Deadline: January 22, 2010. Submission should be no longer than 12 minutes and and focus on social or environmental issues.

The one you choose to feed: an article about religion and national identity, after the Fort Hood tragedy PDF Print

Posted: 17 November 2009

Country: USA

Louise Diamond, founder and director of Global Systems Initiatives, calls for finding ways "to change circumstances that nurture the divisiveness" that could occur in the wake of the Fort Hood tragedy.

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Published investigative stories sought from journalists worldwide PDF Print

Posted: 08 October 2009

Region: Worldwide

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is seeking outstanding investigative reporting for a new weekly round-up feature called "Investigations Around the World," designed to aggregate and highlight the best investigative reporting across the globe.

To submit works, send story links to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Film 'Burma VJ' sheds light on media in a repressive environment PDF Print

Posted: 06 October 2009

Region: Asia and the Pacific

Independent media in the junta-run Union of Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation know formerly as Burma, is nearly a misnomer. But a new documentary, "Burma VJ," is devoted to telling the story of those who risk it all to report the truth.

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