#UsToo 2018

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wednesday 11

Gender, violence, harassment: best practice for journalists

Language expresses culture, language creates culture; editorial choices reveal the positions of a newspaper and define them, especially at a time when we are questioning ourselves collectively about a...

14:00 - 16:00
Sala della Vaccara

Gender, violence, harassment: best practice for journalists

thursday 12

Embedding diversity in the newsroom: going below the surface

This panel features senior journalists working in radio and tv sharing examples of how they take diversity in news beyond tokenism. They’ll talk about embedding inclusion into planning, reporting, r...

09:30 - 10:45
Sala del Dottorato

Embedding diversity in the newsroom: going below the surface

Legal issues in reporting on #MeToo: American and Italian perspectives

This discussion will focus on the legal issues surrounding coverage of the #MeToo movement, with U.S. and Italian perspectives on issues including sourcing, confidentiality, defamation, and reporting ...

09:45 - 10:45
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Legal issues in reporting on #MeToo: American and Italian perspectives

Foreign correspondents: how women have changed the role

From bureaus and Baghdad, Kabul and Pyongyang to editing suites in major capitals, more women than ever are shaping the news we receive from the rest of the world. What's changed as women take up tra...

12:00 - 13:15
Sala della Vaccara

Foreign correspondents: how women have changed the role

Achieving gender parity in the media: cross Africa-ME perspectives and experiences 

Much ado is made about gender equality in the media (in business structures and in terms of content produced) and much money is spent on “gender” programs for media. And yet the business and conte...

14:00 - 15:15
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Achieving gender parity in the media: cross Africa-ME perspectives and experiences 

From #metoo to #quellavoltache: the movement against sexual harassment in Italy

From the United States to Europe, from the Wenstein case to the #metoo movement: an earthquake has knocked down the wall of silence that had hitherto covered sexual harassment and abuse. Women have sp...

15:15 - 16:30
Teatro della Sapienza

From #metoo to #quellavoltache: the movement against sexual harassment in Italy

Violence against women: role and responsibility of the media and advertising

Can models of feminine, masculine and gender-based relationships offered by advertising, television, cinema and social media be considered part of the cultural backdrop which leads to gender-based vio...

16:30 - 17:45
Sala dei Notari

Violence against women: role and responsibility of the media and advertising

Journalism to empower women in conflict zones

The Yazidi minority, who were mainly living in the Sinjar District in Iraqi Kurdistan, became victims of terrorists after the rise of the Islamic State and regional war. The panel will focus on the ex...

17:00 - 18:15
Teatro della Sapienza

Journalism to empower women in conflict zones

friday 13

#UsToo: sexual harassment, gendered threats and press freedom

Recent revelations of sexual abuse by media celebrities have triggered an unprecedented reckoning with workplace harassment on women in journalism. At the same time, sexualized threats from sources, s...

10:45 - 12:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

#UsToo: sexual harassment, gendered threats and press freedom

Female journalists, unite. The urgent need for the Coalition for Women in Journalism

2017 showed that the safety and well-being of women in journalism is at stake. The death of freelance journalist Kim Wall was more than another woman killed. It’s a reminder of women’s vulnerabili...

12:15 - 13:15
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori

Female journalists, unite. The urgent need for the Coalition for Women in Journalism

Why we need feminist investigative journalism

Where are the investigative journalists exposing and challenging patriarchy, gender discrimination and structural violence against women? Where is the feminist Intercept? We are at a crucial moment fo...

16:30 - 17:45
Sala della Vaccara

Why we need feminist investigative journalism

Why gender and colonialism matter in journalism startups

This panel will examine how technology is privileged in discussions about journalism startups despite evidence that structural power relations such as gender, race and colonialism matter as much or mo...

17:45 - 19:00
Palazzo Sorbello

Why gender and colonialism matter in journalism startups

saturday 14

Sexual violence: a silencing tool

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is an organization that defends the right of journalists to report without fear of reprisal. While all journalists face threats, our research indicates that ...

09:30 - 10:45
Sala del Dottorato

Sexual violence: a silencing tool

New approaches to break gender divide stories

Worldwide, 1 out of 5 women suffers violence from her partner, only 23.4% of MPs are women, and it will take 217 years to close the gender pay gap. All of these figures are true. Nevertheless, they po...

10:45 - 12:00
Palazzo Sorbello

New approaches to break gender divide stories

Amplifying the voices of rural women

Around the world, in every sector and on every continent, the challenges faced daily by women and girls are making headlines. Millions are making their voices heard through social media campaigns and ...

12:00 - 13:15
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Amplifying the voices of rural women

Her Story. Are we giving non-white women journalists enough agency to report on the stories they believe in?

Her Story will be a panel on the experience of women journalists who are not white European or American, and who are treated very differently from their white counterparts. "As a woman journalist wor...

14:00 - 15:15
Palazzo Sorbello

Her Story. Are we giving non-white women journalists enough agency to report on the stories they believe in?

Sexual harassment in the newsroom

It's been several years since INSI carried out a survey into harassment in the newsroom and found that 1/3 women journalists had experience violence or harassment in the course of their work. In light...

16:15 - 17:30
Palazzo Sorbello

Sexual harassment in the newsroom

sunday 15

War and the strength of women

"They built a cage for me so that my freedom would be their concession. That I should give thanks and obey. But I am free before and after them, with them and without them, I am free in victory and de...

11:45 - 13:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

War and the strength of women

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