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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On December 25, 1952, The Evening Times (later Times of Karachi) published a front-page editorial and a cartoon accusing the government of plunging the country into chaos. On December 30 Z A Suleri, printer publisher Khurshid Alam, and cartoonist N.M. Katpal were arrested on charges of sedition.
In 1952-53 a total of 50 newspapers were warned for publishing "objectionable matter or violation of press laws."