|Title||Women, Media, Revolution|
|Contact E-mail||mwagoner, at sandiego.edu|
|Contact Phone||(619) 260-4659|
**Participants include such notable women as Jina Moore, Mimi Chakavova, and Zainab Salbi**
From October 5 to October 7, the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice will host “Women, Media, Revolution,” a free public forum of films and panels exploring the perceptions of women reporting on and from conflict zones and how gender plays at all levels of coverage.
International and American panelists include traditional print and television journalists, alternative media network founders, bloggers and other social media contributors, as well as film directors capturing the challenges to the security and treatment of women in conflict situations like this year’s Arab Spring. They will share their work for media outlets like Al Jazeera, NPR, The Guardian, The Times (London), and World Pulse, and the challenges of reporting and filmmaking in countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. The panelists will address questions such as:
One of the panels will include global reporters and young journalists linked via videoconference from Africa, Nepal and the Philippines. Women PeaceMakers from Haiti, India, Iraq and Kenya, who are in residence at the Institute for eight weeks, will respond in the final session to issues raised at the forum (for more on the Women PeaceMakers, go to http://peace.sandiego.edu/wpm).
For the schedule of films and panel discussions with directors, producers, journalists, bloggers and the Women PeaceMakers, go to http://peace.sandiego.edu/womenmediarevolution.
The IPJ Women Peacemakers Program is funded by the Fred J. Hansen Foundation.
Highlights (All films will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers and other panelists):
Wednesday, Oct. 5
7 p.m. Weapon of War (Film)
Thursday, Oct. 6
12:30 p.m. The Sari Soldiers (Film)
2:30 p.m. Integrity and Responsibility in New Global Networks (Panel)
4 p.m. Peace Unveiled (Film)
Friday, Oct. 7
12:45 p.m. The Price of Sex (Film)
*Media alert – Panelists are available for interview before and during the forum, as is Dee Aker, Deputy Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.