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Award Open to Young Women Journalists
The Jayaraman family and the Network of Women in Media, India jointly announce the Anupama Jayaraman Memorial Award for young women journalists for the year 2009. The award is intended for a woman print journalist in India who covers issues relating to human rights and social justice and is 25 years old or younger. Deadline is Oct. 15. For details, visit the NWMI Web site.
Online Forum Calls for Article Contributions
AfricaUnbound.com, a new online forum that deals with development issues in Africa, is looking for article contribution from female writers in Africa as well as the Diaspora. The Web site is looking to feature articles that deal with issues such as economics, politics, culture, arts and spirituality. For details, please visit www.AfricaUnbound.com.
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International Women's Media Foundation Launches Global Research Project on Women in the News Media
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IWMF Courage Winner Featured by Women's eNews
Sevgul Uludag, the recipient of a 2008 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award, is featured as the journalist of the month by Women's eNews, a Web site that covers issues of concern to women. Read the full Women's eNews article on Uludag.
Applications Accepted for Abe Fellowship for Journalists
The Social Science Research Council and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership have announced the Abe Fellowship for Journalists, which encourages in-depth coverage of issues pertinent to the U.S. and Japan. Application deadline is Sept. 15. Visit the SSRC Web site for details.
OSI Launches Fellowship Program
The Open Society Institute recently launched a new fellowship program to support outstanding idea entrepreneurs — including journalists, activists, scholars, and practitioners — to work on projects that inspire meaningful public debate, shape public policy and generate intellectual ferment within OSI. Fellowship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, visit the OSI Web site.
Rocio Sanchez, Mexico
Rocio Sanchez is a reporter for Letra S: Salud, Sexualidad y Sida, a journalistic supplement that is published on a monthly basis in La Jornada, a national newspaper in Mexico. Sanchez has been reporting on HIV/AIDS since 2003. She received the first national award for health journalism in 2003 from Mexico’s Ministry of Health and Merck Sharp & Dohme Co.
In her more than four decades with the Associated Press, Edith Lederer has worked on every continent except Antarctica covering wars, famines, nuclear issues and political upheavals. She is currently the AP's chief correspondent at the United Nations. Lederer was the first female resident correspondent in Vietnam in 1972, the first woman to head an AP foreign bureau in Peru and the first journalist to file the bulletin announcing the start of the first Gulf War in 1991.
Aye Aye Win, Myanmar
Aye Aye Win, a correspondent for the Associated Press in Myanmar, is one of the only women journalists in her country. Win works under the repressive military junta, so her movements are closely monitored by authorities. She has been called “the axe-handle of the foreign press” by other media outlets in Myanmar because she has helped open the door for foreign journalists to report on the country. Still, she risks her own safety to report.
Farida Nekzad, Afghanistan
Farida Nekzad is the managing editor and deputy director of Pajhwok Afghan News and vice president of the South Asia Media Commission. She frequently receives phone calls and email messages threatening her life. Despite working under tremendous pressure at a time when women journalists in particular are being threatened for their reporting in Afghanistan, Nekzad is committed to staying in her country to work toward a free press and greater equality for women journalists.
Sevgul Uludag, Cyprus
Sevgul Uludag is an investigative reporter for Yeniduzen newspaper in Cyprus. Uludag lives in the northern part of divided Cyprus but through her reporting attempts to ease the segregation between the Greek and Turkish communities. In doing so, she has faced many obstacles, including death threats and violent attacks. But neither hate campaigns nor psychological terror keep Uludag from publishing her articles.