Vietnam: New resource on gender-sensitive journalism

  on January 21, 2014

The Research Centre for Gender, Family and Environment in Development (CGFED) in Vietnam proudly introduces a new Vietnamese-language training resource on gender-sensitive journalism.

Lets moveN?o c?ng chuy?n ??ng (Let’s move) was developed primarily for students and lecturers in the Academy of Journalism and Communication (Vietnam).

The resource is an output of a WACC-supported project whose broader purpose was to create gender-progressive young communicators.Through the project, CGFED built capacity of the Academy’s journalism students to understand gender sensitivity and justice as intrinsic to the practice of professional journalism.

A photo bulletin produced by the students “‘Gender view through the lens” through the same project depicts striking photographs on the theme of gender sensitive media practice.

Reflecting on the project experience, the Centre’s Program Officer Cao Ho Thu Thuy remarked that gender concerns are generally not a focus for journalists-in-training. “They are attracted to the technical aspects of journalism”. The project inspired the students to ask questions about journalists’ roles and responsibilities in society; the students’ words “Media not only convey information, they also drive public opinion. Media can promote human development, but can also hinder progress” appearing on the cover of the photo bulletin visibly manifest the new awareness.

Plans are underway to integrate N?o c?ng chuy?n ??ng into the Academy’s journalism studies curriculum.

The Research Centre for Gender, Family and Environment in Development (CGFED) is a non-governmental organisation established in 1993 out of concerns about women’s development and gender equity in Vietnam.The Centre co-ordinates the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) in Vietnam.


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January 21, 2014
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