Subject: [fem-women2000 288] IWTC Women's Globalnet #150
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IWTC Women's GlobalNet #150
Activities and Initiatives of Women Worldwide

By Anne S. Walker and Erica Chase-Salerno

June 1, 2000


Global Media Initiative For Beijing +5 Special Session
Isis International-Manila  has brought a group 15 women from NGOs around 
the world to be trained in media activities during the Special Session 
in New York. The group is participating in hands-on training in 
gathering, writing and disseminating daily press releases and radio 
phone patches to mainstream media outlets . This initiative is designed 
to raise the profile of the issues in the Beijing +5 review.  For more 
information about this project, contact  Mavic Cabrera Balleza  at 
e-mail: <>; or write to Isis International-Manila, 
No. 3 Marunong St, Bgy Central, Quezon city, Philippines.  Telephone 
(63-2) 435-3405 or 435-3408 (extension 107); Fax (63-2) 924-1065.

Global Survey Results Shared at May International Leadership Conference 
The International Women痴 Media Foundation  (IWMF) discussed the 
findings from its recent groundbreaking study on women in media 
leadership at its "Women in Media: Focus on Leadership" conference this 
month in Washington, D.C.  Measuring the impact women have in the 
newsroom, the survey was designed to help women around the globe explore 
and fulfill their capacity to step into leadership roles both in the 
newsroom and in corporate media headquarters.  The conference, a 
highlight of IWMF痴 10th anniversary year, featured top women 
journalists from around the world including past recipients of IWMF痴 
Courage in Journalism Award.  The survey results and conference 
discussions will be published in a report due out this summer.  For more 
information, visit the IWMF web-site at  or contact 
IWMF at 1726 M Street NW, Suite 1002, Washington, D.C. 20036, USA. Tel: 
(1-202) 496-1992; Fx: (1-202) 496-1977

New Web-Based Women痴 Magazine Gives Special Attention to Beijing +5 
"WomensWire " has launched a special edition covering the United Nations 
 General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the review of the Beijing 
Platform for Action.  The site features a regional breakdown of women痴 
activism leading up to the Beijing Plus Five Special Session as well as 
a calendar of events at the United Nations, the Declaration adopted at 
the Beijing Conference, an opinion page and current headline stories.  A 
chat room, bulletin board, fully searchable version of the Platform for 
Action, links to other web-sites and in-depth reports on regional 
activism leading up to the review will soon be added to the site.  Check 
it out at: <> or <>.  
For more information contact Anaga Dalal via e-mail: <>.  

Directory of Women痴 Media Underway
The Women痴 Institute for Freedom of the Press is calling for 
information to be included on their web-site and their upcoming 18th 
edition of the Directory of Women痴 Media: Media Owned and Operated 
Primarily By, For and About Women.  Beginning with periodicals, entries 
should include the following information:  name of periodical; name of 
organization (if applicable); address; country; editor(s); telephone(s); 
fax; e-mail; web-site; and a brief description of the periodical (up to 
25 words).  If you know of additional women痴 media (women痴 presses and 
publishers, women痴 news services, women痴 media organizations, women痴 
film groups) that should be included, you may submit that information 
for future listings.  To submit information, visit the WIFP web-site at: 
 <>, Tel: (1-202) 966-7783, or write to:  WIFP, 
3306 Ross Place NW, Washington, D.C.  20008-7783.

Journalist Encounter Planned 
A JournalistsEncounter, the opening programme of the Japan NGO Global 
Forum being held in New York at the time of the Special Session, will 
provide an opportunity to network with media professionals committed to 
women痴 human rights.  Panelists include Raghida Dergham, UN 
Correspondent; Barbara Crossette, UN Bureau Chief, New York Times; Susan 
Markham, Chief of Promotion and Planning, UNDPI; and Dr. Patricia Flor, 
Chairperson, CSW 1999. Contact information: Haruko Watanabe at e-mail: or check their web-site at: 

Journalist Accreditation
Media representatives planning to be in New York for the Special Session 
and not already registered through their own agency should go online 
immediately and read the requirements for media accreditation.  Special 
UN accreditation is required for media access to UN facilities and press 
conferences.  You must fill out an application form accompanied by a 
letter of assignment from a publisher, assignment editor or bureau chief 
on official media organization letterhead.  It must specify your name, 
functional title and period of coverage at the UN. he contact for Media 
Accreditation for the Special Session in June is Sonia Lecca, Department 
of Public Information, Media Unit, Rm. S-250, New York, NY  10017; Phone 
(1-212) 963-6934, -6936, -6937, -2393, or -3866.  You may submit letters 
by fax at:  (1-21)-963-4642.  Tel: (1-212) 963-5934 or 164 to verify 
receipt of fax or check application status.  Pass is only obtained at 
Pass & ID Unit, 801 UN Plaza (45th & 1st), upon presentation of two 
forms of photo ID. Office hours 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5:15 
p.m.  Passes are free of charge.  On the UN web-site: 
<> there is information about the 
requirements for media accreditation, and the mailing address and/or the 
fax number for submission.  

The next issue of IWTC Women痴 GlobalNet will feature ways in which you 
can keep in contact with what is happening at the Special Session for 
Beijing plus Five, by the web, TV, radio and  e-mail. 

Women, Ink. Booklink #13 Features New Books On Communication
Three new books on women and information communication technologies 
provide a look at media and its relation to global feminism.  Changing 
Lenses: Women痴 Perspectives on Media (1999) provides a comprehensive 
overview of the state of women and the media in Asia and the Pacific 
with a particular focus on violence against women.  Offering a general 
review of media policies and media monitoring, the report also features 
case studies.  Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa (2000) 
examines the current and potential impact of the explosion of 
information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Africa through a 
series of essays emphasizing the needs of rural women.  The authors 
argue that women must be decision-makers and active participants in the 
process of using new ICTs to accelerate African economic, social and 
political development.  Women痴 Voices on FIRE Feminist International 
Radio Endeavor (2000) is not just a comprehensive history of FIRE, but 
also an account of the organization痴 role in the growth of the global 
feminist movement.  This book shows how, whether broadcasting from tiny 
rural villages or massive UN conferences, FIRE has provided a space for 
the voices of women to be heard.  See below for Women, Ink. contact and 
ordering information.  
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