18-06-2017 to 18-06-2017
Women in News Egypt Editors Roundtable
After the success of the Media Management Training attend by 30 women journalists from the Middle-East and North Africa, the First Women in News Forum and the Women in Ramadan Series panel organized in Egypt during the second year of Women in News program, WAN-IFRA and Al-Watan newspaper in Egypt collaborate to deliver an exclusive training for Al-Watan newspaper’s women journalists. The workshop will take place at Al-Watan’s offices on Thursday, July 20, 2017 and will be attended by 15 women journalists as part of building the capacity of women employees of the newspaper. This workshop is the first of its kind for Women in News program in the Middle-East and North Africa and highlights the importance of collaboration and networking between WAN-IFRA and local media organizations to empower women journalists and give them the opportunity of advancing to senior positions within their media organizations. WAN-IFRA organizes a Media Management Training for 30 women journalists yearly and provides assistance to them through individual coaching sessions and national gatherings. In addition, WAN-IFRA organizes regular events attended by media executives in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine to involve them in the advancement of women in the media industry. The workshop is delivered by Fatma Kheir, Women in News National coach in Egypt, funder of “Women For Media” and digital media expert; it was made possible through the coordination of Hoda Rashwan, Managing editor of “Hounna” website affiliated to Al-Watan newspaper, who participated in the elaboration and implementation of this initiative. The workshop will focus on creating a career roadmap, time management and setting priorities.
As part of its leading Women in News program in the Middle-East and North Africa, and in collaboration with Al Ghad newspaper, World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) organized a National Gathering for Women in News program’s Jordanian participants on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Al Ghad newspaper’s offices to discuss topics related to journalism in Jordan. During the gathering, participants presented projects they initiated since the beginning of the program and are currently working on implementing. In addition, Dr. Sakher Khasawne, Professor of Legislation at the Jordan Media Institute, spoke about laws regulating journalism in Jordan and internet crimes. Thamer al-Awayshe, online and data journalism trainer and journalist at Al-Ra’i newspaper, spoke about digital media and presentation skills. This National Gathering was organized to complement the Media Management Training attended by prominent female journalists from Jordan. WAN-IFRA previously organized a panel in Jordan in June 2017 under the patronage of Minister of State for Information H.E. Dr. Mohamad Al-Moumneh.