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Gender-Sensitive Journalism: Defying Hidden Boundaries

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm +04

About the Event:

When it comes to information about gender, we have never had it so good and yet, we’ve never had it so bad. The role of journalism is to mirror the world as it is and unearth its injustices and inequalities, but when it comes to questions of women’s rights and gender identity, stereotypes can be deeply entrenched. In such a context, remaining blind to the representation of gender risks reinforcing the status quo, or worse.

On Friday, May 17, from 4:00-5:30pm, please join us for a talk with Monica Ellena, Eurasia Editor at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, to delve into social norms, personal bias, and the gender dimension of disinformation. The lecture will illustrate how responsible and nuanced reporting challenges, rather than accepts, gender-based stereotypes, particularly among vulnerable groups, including refugees and conflict-affected communities.

About the Speaker:

Monica Ellena has two decades of experience in media development and journalism with extensive reporting from the Balkans, the Middle East, and across the former Soviet Union. She currently serves as Eurasia Editor at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and is a consultant of the Council of Europe. Her work has been published by leading international publications. She focuses on human rights, conflict, disinformation, and gender issues. Ellena has compiled gender- and conflict-sensitive reporting guidelines for journalists in the South Caucasus and Ukraine, including the development of the “Guidelines for Gender and Conflict-Sensitive Reporting.” She has conducted training for media specialists and journalists and contributed to relevant research on modern-day slavery and gendered disinformation.

Language: English

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Date:
May 17
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm +04
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Venue

308E, PAB
Baghramyan 40
Yerevan, Armenia
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