The Doha Centre for Media Freedom (DCMF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and Al Jazeera Media Network are organizing “Women Make the News”, an event to celebrate the role of women in the media on the occasion International Women’s Day, celebrated every year around the world on 8 March 2017.
The event, which will take place on 8 March from 17.30 to 19.30 at Al Jazeera Café, Katara Cultural Village, will feature prominent speakers from the media, film and academic sector to highlight successful stories, share inspiration with the public and discuss the representation of women in the media and women in the newsrooms.
Speakers include Mustafa Suag, Acting Director General of Al Jazeera Media Network, Dima Khatib, Managing Director of AJ+, Asma Al Hamadi, Al Jazeera presenter, Sarah Al Derham, film-maker and Assistant Professor at Qatar University, Reem Al Harmi, columnist, Latifa Al Darwish, cartoonist, Christina Paschyn, assistant professor at Northwestern University in Qatar, Hanan Al Yafei, monitoring and advocacy manager at the Doha Centre for Media Freedom and Amal Al Habani, journalist.
Attendees will also be invited to take part in hands-on workshops at the Al Jazeera Café Studio to learn more about techniques to present and film the news through video recordings under the guidance of women journalists and film-makers.
Launched annually on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, Women Make the News is a global initiative led by UNESCO aimed at raising global attention on an issue relating to gender equality in and through the media, driving debate and encouraging action-oriented solutions until global objectives are met.