We are super excited to announce Connected and Safe a series of digital safety workshops designed specifically for women journalists and bloggers in Pakistan. Two training sessions are scheduled on 12th, 13th, and 18th, 19th of August 2015.
As journalists in the digital age, we face various issues linked to the convergence of mediums. Journalists working for print and broadcast media are both online, researching, discussing and disseminating information. Some of the journalists are now working exclusively with digital mediums. While the growth in digital exchange platforms is facilitating smoother flow of information, it comes with certain risks to a natural person’s privacy. Research looking at technology-based violence against women shows that women, when abused online, tend to shrink back and leave the digital spaces. This is especially true for women journalists in Pakistan who don’t appear to have the kind of digital presence that men in journalism enjoy. This further restricts the presence and role of women in journalism circles in Pakistan. Women are unable to optimise the potential that the digital media offers and remain in the background.
These workshop aims to bring together women journalists from all sections of the industry, give them a basic understanding of the risks in the digital sphere and provide them with solutions to mitigate them.
Each training will be conducted with a small group of 10 – 12 women.
To apply, please fill out the form on your left.
See you there!