29.05.2009 -

Conference on Gender and Ethics: Equality in the Newsroom starts tomorrow in Brussels

UNESCO partners with the International Federation of Journalist (IFJ), LO-TCO Secretariat of the International Trade Union Development Cooperation, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Media Support to organize a conference on Ethics and Gender: Equality in the Newsroom to be held from 30 to 31 May 2009 in Brussels, Belgium.

Following the launch of the gender booklet <a href="ev.php?URL_ID=28397&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201">Getting the balance right: gender equality in journalism</a>, jointly produced by IFJ and UNESCO, the conference will examine the performance of journalists in reporting gender issues, the relationship between greater equality and journalism ethics, assess the status of women in the media, and discuss the role journalists' unions play in promoting gender ethics in the newsroom.


In attendance will be journalists and union leaders from across the world who are responsible for implementing the IFJ gender equality strategies to end inequality in the newsroom. The event will also showcase a range of programmes and campaigns that have shown proven successes in recent years. One day will be dedicated to IFJ affiliates' initiatives to stop gender inequalities in the profession.

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