Posted on: December 8, 2022 Posted by: diasporadigital Comments: 0

The sixth edition of the African Women in Media (AWiM) Conference, is set to take place from 8-9 December 2022, under the theme ‘United in Action’.

The AWiM22 conference will be held via a hybrid format: in person in Fes, Morocco, at the Institute of Language and Culture (INLAC), and online via Whova– the event and conferencing platform.

The theme, ‘United in Action’ refers to the coming together of all African women in their shared experiences, to promote unity among media practitioners, academics, policy actors and civil society towards gender equality in the newsroom and in media content.

Diaspora Digital News’ Founder and Managing Editor, Theresa R. Fianko will be a speaker at the event, on the panel ‘Mobility, identity and diaspora narratives: How the media shapes narratives around labour & migration.’. Theresa will be speaking on the topic “New Media platforms as the digital voice for the global diaspora on a panel moderated by the Advisor for Communication and Information, UNESCO Office for the Maghreb, Dr Ming-Kuok Lim; with other speakers including Anthropologist, Grace Chimela Eze Nwoke; Associate Professor, Al Akhawayn University, Maroc, Dr Kenza Oumlil; and Adjunct professor, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco, Dr Catherine Therrien

In addition to the informative and interactive panel sessions with experts and thought leaders, there will also be time for open networking, with an Awards Dinner at the end of the second day.

The AWiM22 conference is guided by an ethos of shared best practices and collaborative action to impact positively the way media functions in relation to African women – seeing gender equality not just a moral and ethical obligation for media organisations, but a fundamental tenet of the media’s role in society.

Founded in 2016 by Dr. Yemisi Akinbobola, AWiM operates with the aim of positively impacting the way media functions in relation to African women.

The African Women in the Media also has a mission of contributing to the creation of enabling environments for African women who work in media industries, and to change the way African women are represented in media content through research, advocacy and partnerships.

Organised by the African Women in the Media in partnership with the International Institute for Languages and Cultures (INLAC), Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University and Isis Center for Women and Development, AWiM is also supported by UNESCO, Africa-China Reporting Project, Civicus, MacArthur Foundation, INLAC, Women in News, Morocco World News, Luminate and Fojo Linneaus University.

Get tickets for the hybrid event HERE.

See details of registration and full schedule of events and panel sessions HERE.

By: Theresa R. Fianko

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