The issues around media representation include how women and societies from non-Western countries are portrayed in Western media, as well as how Western women and societies are portrayed in Eastern media outlets.
Stereotypical representations can cause misunderstandings, widen cultural divides, and fuel false assumptions of each population. Creating a space for mutual discussion can help check misconceptions and develop new understandings.
In this regard, Global Media Monitoring Project Ambassador, Jennifer Hall Lee, is coordinating a series of panel discussions with nine female students and academics from the International Islamic University of Islamabad from July 10 to 21, 2016 in Los Angeles.
All of the panel discussions are free of charge and open to the public. The topics to be discussed include raising awareness about the misconceptions of Pakistani society, and women’s representation in the media.
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