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Women's Voices, Powering Change
On October 21, 2015, Internews launched its five-year initiative to SUPPORT WOMEN AND GIRLS WHO ARE CHANGING THE WORLD
THROUGH MEDIA, INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY
Lisa Kassenaar from Bloomberg News shared with us how they have gained a competitive advantage by seeking out stories for, by and about women and by elevating women in newsrooms all over the world. Farieh Aziz, an Internet freedom activist from Pakistan, helped us understand how women are being stalked online and how this is giving the government fodder for censoring online speech. We showcased the work of heroic women journalists from Burma, Ukraine and South Sudan. And we were inspired.
All of this was part of the launch of a five year initiative, “Women’s Voices, Powering Change.” At the event, Internews President, Jeanne Bourgault, announced a goal to raise $500,000 for this initiative during this first year. Please consider donating so that we can achieve this goal and empower female journalists, emerging leaders and online activists all over the world who work in some of the most dangerous and challenging environments.