I Will Not Stay Silent Webinar Series

The first program under “I Will Not Stay Silent” was kickstarted on International Women’s day, 8 March 2021 with the first webinar of a 12 part series addressing discrimination, sexual harassment, gender balance in the news industry, and other issues offered by expert trainers from WAN-IFRA’s Women in News program. The webinars, offered weekly on Mondays, are open to the public and broadcast live on our Facebook page.
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5:00 pm -

6:30 pm

06/28/2021

An Open Dialogue on Experiences of Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Misuse of Power

The session offers a space to share real experiences of discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or misuse of power in an open dialogue and presents interactive tools to identify, understand, and manage sexual harassment.

Myra Abdallah

Journalist and trainer specialized in gender and combating sexual harassment

Dr. Rouba El Helou

Political communication and gender lecturer

5:00 pm -

6:30 pm

05/31/2021

The Effects of Sexual Harassment on Journalists' Mental Health & Wellbeing

The webinar addresses the direct effects of sexual harassment on journalists’ wellbeing, presents positive coping skills to counter harassment in the workplace, and sheds light on the importance of denouncing harassment to build more resilient media

Aya Mhanna

Clinical psychologist & psychotherapist and IREX - SAFE MENA program manager

Dr. Rouba El Helou

Political communication and gender lecturer

5:00 pm -

6:30 pm

05/24/2021

Why Are Sexual Harassment Policies Important for Organizations and What Can They Look Like?

Challenges of and opportunities for developing policy frameworks within organizations and best practice examples

Khaled ElBaramawy

Journalist and digital media expert

Dr. Rouba El Helou

Political communication and gender lecturer

5:00 pm -

6:30 pm

05/17/2021

Media Coverage of Sexual Harassment Cases: Dealing With Issues of Framing, Privacy, and Libel

The session addresses the ethics of media reporting on sexual harassment cases. How do we protect survivors and report their stories without shaming them, defaming them, or sabotaging their cases?

Fathia Eldakhakhny

Journalist

Dr. Rouba El Helou

Political communication and gender lecturer

2:00 pm -

3:30 pm

05/03/2021

Global Perspectives: What Can We Learn About Sexual Harassment Moving Forward? Lessons from Africa

What have been the challenges and best practice examples in understanding and dealing with sexual harassmnet in the African continent.

Jane Godia

Journalist, sexual harassment expert, and WIN Africa Director

Dr. Rouba El Helou

Political communication and gender lecturer

2:00 pm -

3:30 pm

04/26/2021

How To Report on Sexual Harassment in Media Organizations & Why it Matters

The webinar highlights the importance of sexual harassment policies in media organizations, the different types of reporting mechanisms and the importance of standalone policies that create safe work environments especially in the media industry.

Myra Abdallah

Journalist and trainer specialized in gender and combating sexual harassment

Dr. Rouba El Helou

Political communication and gender lecturer

2:00 pm -

3:30 pm

04/19/2021

How To Confront Sexual Harassment in the Newsroom

The webinar addresses the importance of designing sound policies to combat sexual harassment and presents different scenarios for confrontation. It also tackles how the gender gap in newsrooms is related to sexual harassment.

Mona Salman

Television Presenter

Dr. Rouba El Helou

Political communication and gender lecturer

2:00 pm -

3:30 pm

04/12/2021

Deconstructing Gender Terms in the Media

How do we place “Gender” terminologies in their proper context? How can terms be translated from one language to another without losing their meaning? Reflecting on language, communication and the construction of meanings, this webinar will deal with our shared experiences with gender terminologies in media content.

Dr. Rouba El Helou

Political communication and gender lecturer

5:00 pm -

6:30 pm

04/05/2021

How To Manage Sexual Harassment From an Individual Perspective

Besides relying on internal laws and regulations, what are the individual methods that can be adopted to deal with sexual harassment?

Layal Haddad

Lebanese journalist and head of the media department at Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Dr. Rouba El Helou

Political communication and gender lecturer

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