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AWIM Fest 2019

Registration open for AWiM19 Conference and Festival

African Women in Media 2019 Conference and Festival will be in Nairobi 25-27 July 2019. Visit the AWiM19 for more information about speakers, schedule and tickets.

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AWIM Spotlight

Conversation with Christine Mungai

Can you share with us a bit about your journey? I’m a writer and journalist based in Nairobi and with eight years of newsroom experience. My journalism career began in 2010 when I joined The East African newspaper, where I reported on politics, security, business, culture and the arts. In 2014, I joined the Mail […]

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AWIM Spotlight

Conversation with Pascale G. Serra

Can you share with us a bit about your journey? I am a filmmaker from The Central African Republic and the CEO of my company named Illustro Productions. After I graduated from university in Paris, I went back to my country and realized that many things had to be done within the audio-visual sector. Alongside a […]

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CFP: African Women in Media 2019 Conference & Festival

African Women in the Media 2019 Conference & Festival  in partnership with African Union Commission Theme: SHOWCASE Proposals are invited for a three-day conference and festival in Nairobi, Kenya Date: 25-27 July, 2019 African Women in the Media, in pursuance of its objective to bring together media practitioners and scholars in the field of media, […]

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AWIM Spotlight Career How To

How to Get a Grant

Becoming a grantee of the 2017/18 International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Howard Buffet Fund for Women Journalists, was a rare opportunity for me which has boosted my career. I am passionate about reporting issues relating to women development in my community, and the grant gave me the opportunity to reach more women in their localities and […]

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Art Career How To

The Inverted Pyramid is dying; don’t let your writing follow suit

Finally, after centuries in journalism schools, conferences and seminars, the inverted pyramid style of news writing is on its last legs. Dying out, the ghosts of this method can often be seen in traditional newspaper writing and radio bulletins. Don’t take my word for it; there’s a whole raft of academic papers and features on […]

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Gender Talk Stories

Female IDPs Continue to Suffer Starvation and Sexual Abuse in Nigerian Camps

ABUJA – In September 2016, a study on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) conducted in Nigeria by NOI Polls reported that access to food, water, medicines and relief materials remain big issues to most IDPs; and sadly, women are mostly at the receiving end. About 85 percent of the IDPs interviewed, at the time, said they […]

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Gender Talk Stories

Shaping the Mind of the Girl-child with Storytelling

“Eze Ada, you are meant to be a boy”- this is a phrase that has been said way too many times to me by mother and I have always wondered why; was it because of the way I walked- as a fast walker, did that mean I didn’t possess the grace that a woman was […]

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