#MAKANATI Virtual Seminar
28-29 September 2020
The “Makanati” Seminar consists of 4 sessions, on Zoom platform in both French and Arabic languages
Monday 28 September 2020
1st session: Presentation of The Makanati project
10 am French time, (11 am Iraqi and Yemeni times) - Duration: 1 h15
- Opening speech: The French Agency for Media Development and the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
- Presentation of the Makanati project by CFI
- Presentation of the Makanati partners, the Humanitarian Aid and Journalism organization (AHJ), as well as, Iraqi Women Journalists Forum (IWJF), and Studies & Economic Media Center Yemen (SEMC).
- Online press conference directed to media agencies, public universities (media departments) and local, regional and international civil society organizations with the aim of presenting the objectives and activities of the project.
2nd session: Media and Gender in Iraq and Yemen: Analysis of the situation
2:00 pm, French time, (3:00 pm, Iraqi and Yemeni times) - Duration: 1 h45
This roundtable will present findings on the media landscape in Iraq and Yemen through a gender perspective: What are the roles that media play in promoting women's rights and gender equality? What are the positions that women hold in media, not only as journalists, but also within media content produced? And finally, what obstacles have been identified and which resources can be leveraged?
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
3rd Session: Women Journalists and discrimination: How to fight it?
10:00 am French time, (11 am Iraqi and Yemeni times) - Duration: 1h45
This roundtable will examine the legal framework in which women professional journalists build their careers in Iraq and Yemen. What are the threats female journalists face during their field assignments or within their working environment? What are the initiatives that have been taken at institutional level as well as within civil society to provide solutions?
4th session: Women and Leadership in the Media: Why? How?
2:00 pm French time, (3:00 pm Iraqi and Yemeni times) - Duration 1h30
This final roundtable is dedicated to the importance of female representation in the Media. What mechanisms should be implemented in order to contribute to a more equal distribution of responsibilities? More precisely, what do women add to the leadership positions in media and what are the challenges they have to overcome?
Presentation of the objectives of the inventory to be launched in the framework of “Makanati” project
Closing of the seminar
Note: Names of the participants, speakers and moderators will be announced on 22 September, 2020
The “Makanati” Seminar consists of 4 sessions, on Zoom platform in French, Arabic, English and Kurdish languages