Participative training on Gender Equality in the Media

COPEAM is developing a new training activity - funded by the Council of Europe - in collaboration with the North-South Centre, with the aim of covering the topic of sexist stereotypes and gender equality in the Media in both Europe and South-Mediterranean countries.

In light of the current global health context, which is limiting movements and international travels, the training will be structured as follows:

  • an online module involving 30 journalists, students and organizations from civil society;
  • a 3-day in-person workshop organized in the framework of the MedUni in Tunis and involving 10 journalists selected among the participants in the online training.

The on-line training module will be designed on and organized around the EU-project AGEMI e-learning resources on different aspects of the gender-media-equality relationship. Specific pedagogic programme and methodology will be tailored for the target group and three mentors/facilitators will accompany the beneficiaries in the use of these tools.

An introductory session will be set up in synergy with the UNESCO’s UniTWIN Network on Gender Media and ICT: in that framework, a number of available international digital resources will be presented in detail and discussed with the participants so as to highlight their potential for use in journalistic practices as well as research and advocacy.

A group of 10 selected journalists will attend the 3-day workshop in Hammamet, in parallel with the MedUni 2021 event of the North/South Centre. During this session, the beneficiaries will be introduced to cross-media production techniques and smart forms of journalism. Two media experts will coach the journalists during both theoretical and practical phases, to lead them to the production of news items starting from the subjects already developed and written before their selection.

To complete the multimedia products, back to their origin countries, the beneficiaries will work autonomously, by respecting the production criteria, editorial rules and recommendations learnt and shared during the workshop.