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Women Sport Journalists. A Global Assessment

Women in sports defy gender stereotypes and social norms, make inspiring role models, and show men and women as equals. Still, there are challenges concerning the practical side of equality and difference between men and women in sports, some financial, others cultural. The best equipped to observe and capture those shifts and their cultural context and societal implications are women journalists who have followed a similar professional trajectory, entering a field that has been historically dominated by men. Our webinar will capture, through the eyes of women journalists, from different parts of the world, the positive changes that have occurred, the challenges that remain, and what the future holds for women sports journalists as well as women athletes, coaches, and sports leaders, in a variety of contexts, geographic, political, and social.

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  • Christine Brennan |USA Today Columnist, CNN and ABC News Commentator | U.S.
  • Edleen Ismail | TV Host and Journalist, Astro Arena | Malaysia
  • Rotuno Kwonyike | Sports Journalist, The Standard Group | Kenya
  • Renata Mendonca | Sports Columnist, Folha de Sao Paulo, Commentator Grupo Globo | Brazil
  • Aziza Nait Sibaha | TV Host and Executive Editor, France24, Publishing Director, Taja Magazine | France

This webinar is part of World Learning’s International Sports Programming Initiative (ISPI) —Virtual Together program, a series of virtual events, launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
The webinar is produced by Digital Communication Network South-East Europe Hub and World Learning.