JULY 27 DEADLINE! Fund for Women Journalists

The deadline to apply to the Howard G Buffett Fund for Women Journalists is fast approaching. The fund is administered by  the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) to support women journalists across the globe. Eligible projects include career building, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.

“This Fund will give outstanding women journalists the ability to turn their reporting ambitions into reality.” – Howard G. Buffett

Learn more and apply here.

PHOTO: Leslie Knott. A journalist in Maimana, Afghanistan conducts an interview for her program on Radio Quyaash, an independent women-managed radio station. Winner of WACC Photo Competition 2008.

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Advancing gender equality in media

In my opinion, the most effective strategy to achieve gender-sensitive media is:

Increased gender-awareness training of media professionals
Greater action by audiences to hold their media accountable
Stricter enforcement of gender-focussed media codes and policies
More female journalists, editors and media house managers

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