March 07, 2017
BRUSSELS - Journalists around the world will take part in a global day of action to stand up for women workers’ rights on 8th March to tackle the gender pay gap, eradicate media sexism and stop gender-based violence in newsrooms and workplaces.
Members of IFJ- affiliated unions and associations will use International Women’s Day to highlight key challenges facing women journalists in every continent.
As part of the UN’s International Women’s Day - “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” – IFJ affiliates will be demanding:
All journalists can take part by:
IFJ Gender Council co-chair Mindy Ran, writing on the IFJ’s website said: “At a time when tens of thousands of women journalists are facing threats, intimidation, harassment, violence and online and physical abuse the need for action could not be greater.”
For female journalists, this rise of “acceptable” misogyny – as evidenced by the recent loss of legislation against domestic violence in several countries – is colliding with rising threats to press freedom. As history has shown, these sorts of threats to the press usually lead to increases in violence. And, as with other forms of violence, female journalists may increasingly find themselves in the crosshairs.
“In these shifting times, it is more essential than ever to speak out - saying “no rolling back on women’s rights.” – IFJ media release
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The Orient Press of India, a news agency, was founded by Syed Mohammad in 1942. It was closed down in 1948.
Salamat Ali, a Pakistani correspondent of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Review, was sentenced to one-year by a military tribunal on 29 November 1979 in Rawalpindi. Arrested on 13 November, Mr Ali, 45, was brought to the military court in chains where a major passed the sentence. The reporter was found guilty for writing an article – An Upheaval is Forecast – on the volatile situation of Balochistan. It was published on 19 October 1979.