Started on:Sat, 10/29/2016End date:Sun, 01/10/2016
Communications & Media
Call for Participants: Strengthening Your Reporting Skills on Gender Based Violence Issues
Are you passionate about covering gender related social issues?
With UNESCO’s support, the May Chidiac Foundation – Media Institute (MCFMI) is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for media professionals to enhance their reporting skills on gender-based violence (GBV) using an innovative survivor-based approach.
Apply and learn effective coverage methods to beat the persistent GBV phenomenon!
-Dr. Dima Dabbous, Dr. Dima Dabbous, assistant professor of media and gender studies at LAU, is the UNESCO lead researcher and senior consultant on media in the Arab World.
-Me. Iqbal Dougham, Attorney at Law, President of the Family Rights Network in Lebanon, President of the Working Women League in Lebanon, Legal consultant for the Arab Women Union.
-Me. Melkar Khoury, Attoney at Law, Legal Research and Political Analyst, as well as Expert in the fields of democracy, human rights education and Lebanese citizenship.
-Ms. Diana Moukalled, Web Editor at the Lebanon-based Future Television and was the Production & Programming Manager with at the channel
-Ms. Marie Adele Salem, ABAAD Psychotherapist and MHPSS consultant at the ABAAD Resource Center for Gender Equality.
Topics to be covered
- Gender and GBV awareness training on concepts and terminologies and portrayal in the media
- Using a Survivor-Centered Approach
- Strategies for Covering GBV
- Dealing with GBV legislation
- Interviewing Techniques and Trauma Awareness
- How to safely navigate sexual aggression to avoid being targeted
The training will be done by specialize trainers who have in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in gender related issues.
The primary beneficiaries of this project are 14 TV, print and online media professionals (men and women) from various institutions in Lebanon. Participants will be selected based on a presented portfolio of reports and audiovisual projects to be considered for acceptance into the program.
The training program will start at the end of October. The exact date will be announced soon. It will be offered in Arabic and English