Inclusive Media Day 5: How much risk are you able to take?

With the rise of Daesh and the kidnapping of other freelance journalists and photographers in Iraq and Syria, photographer Alison Baskerville decided to use her military experience to give other freelance journalists hostile environment training. "I completely undervalued my experience in the military. I thought when I left, I am done. It wasn't until I really … Continue reading Inclusive Media Day 5: How much risk are you able to take?

Inclusive Media Day 4: Pitching, Writing, Getting Money

It's often hard for young journalists to break through the so-called 'glass-ceiling'. To pitch their stories to big outlets, to get their names out and build a network of editors interested in their topics. We have collected advice from experienced journalists and media trainers for young journalists who want to take their career to a … Continue reading Inclusive Media Day 4: Pitching, Writing, Getting Money

Inclusive Media Day 3: How to lose your stereotypes

Women in media are 'sex objects' 'Blonde women are hyper sexualized idiots - Muslim women are silent idiots' 'Women can't be bosses' These are only a few points young journalists from Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Germany, Bosnia, Spain and Syria mentioned during the Inclusive Media training when asked about existing stereotypes against women in the media. Together … Continue reading Inclusive Media Day 3: How to lose your stereotypes

Inclusive Media Day 2: Essential Tips for Avoiding Risk as a Female Reporter

'You are still alive traitor? I wish you were in that helicopter we shot down! One more Armenian down. You deface our society!' - Tweet addressed to journalist Arzu Geybulla. Azerbaijani journalist and media trainer Arzu Geybulla has read hundreds harassing online comments in her career as a blogger, human rights activist and journalist. But … Continue reading Inclusive Media Day 2: Essential Tips for Avoiding Risk as a Female Reporter

Inclusive Media Day 1: ‘A women’s opinion is the miniskirt of the Internet’

You can't be a human being anymore - They tell you: ' Look she's a woman, that's why she is emotional!' - Rula Asad, Co-Founder Syrian Female Journalists Network. There are a couple of things you don't necessarily see if you read an article. Sometimes, there is a story behind the moving images on the … Continue reading Inclusive Media Day 1: ‘A women’s opinion is the miniskirt of the Internet’

Arzu Geybulla: Don’t be afraid, don’t get silenced or intimidated

Meet Arzu Geybulla, one of Inclusive Media project trainers! The count down for our training about “Inclusive Media: Rethinking Journalism Conditions for Women across the Middle East” which will take place in Amman has started and we would like to introduce you one of our trainers, Arzu Geybulla. Arzu is a regional analyst and correspondent. … Continue reading Arzu Geybulla: Don’t be afraid, don’t get silenced or intimidated

Inclusive Media: Why training female journalists matters

This project has come a long way. Almost two years passed from our first idea to implementation. But now we are glad to present to you: "Inclusive Media: Rethinking Journalism Conditions for Women Across the Middle East". We joined forces with the Jordanian media organisation Daem for Media, to create a week-long training that focuses … Continue reading Inclusive Media: Why training female journalists matters