Event: Does the Online Space Allow Women In Media To Challenge Stereotyping and Representation?

14 March 2019

Country: United States

Screen_Shot_2019-03-14_at_5.13.02_PMWe are excited to share that we will be participating in a panel discussion on the role of online spaces on female journalists and media-makers at the 63rd annual Commission Status of Women next week in New York City.

Our panel, titled, “Does the online space allow women in media to challenge stereotyping and misrepresentation?” will examine whether or not online spaces—from social media, to the blogosphere, media start-ups, podcasts and YouTube channels empower women to share their stories and challenge stereotypes. Do the positives of women harnessing the Internet to take control of their stories outweigh the negatives of hostile—and dangerous—online trolling? How are media projects that challenge stereotypes received by society?What about countries that are less connected, and therefore have less opportunities for women to use the Internet? How do female journalists operating in different countries and contexts experience the Internet differently?

The panel is coordinated by the Global Forum for Media Development, and includes participants from Internews, IMS, IREX, Free Press Unlimited and Fondation Hirondelle, as well as Media Diversity Institute. Panelists come from and represent a range of different countries, including but not limited to Serbia, Morocco, Egypt, El Salvador and Niger.

If you are in New York City, please join us on Thursday, March 21st, between 12:30 and 14:00 PM at the Church Center for the United Nations on the 10th floor of 777 United Nations Plaza. If you can’t make it, please follow the conversation with the #CSW63, #WomenInMedia, #WiMedia and #FemmePower hashtags on social media.