SAVE THE DATE! Signal Strength. International Women's Day 2018

The MeCCSA Radio Studies Network (UK) is delighted to announce a ‘Save the Date’ for the forthcoming symposium “Signal Strength: women & media practice in conflict and crisis situations”. In association also with the MeCCSA Women’s Media Studies Network and the British Academy for the humanities and social sciences, the University of Sheffield is planning to host this one day event on Thursday 8th March 2018 – International Women’s Day.

This symposium will examine the extent to which radio – and other forms of media – provide a platform for women who are, or have been, in situations of conflict and crisis. A mix of talks and presentations will address the areas of radio and media, as implicated in women’s experiences of conflict and crisis around the world.

Drawing on practice and academic research, discussions will explore multiple angles such as: - gendering media strategies to improve the recognition and representation of women in peril; issues surrounding the safety and protection of women journalists and aid workers; and the limits and limitation of media freedoms.

Speakers include: Caroline Vuillemin, CEO, Fondation Hirondelle, Lausanne; Dr Helen Turton, University of Sheffield; Tala Halawa, BBC, West Bank. Details regarding further speakers and the cfp will be issued shortly but for now, please save the date! Please direct any queries to e.heywood@sheffield.ac.uk

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Hello all.
For anyone interested in speaking or presenting at this academic and practitioner event on International Women’s Day, to celebrate and discuss women as users of, and as represented by, media/radio in conflict and crisis situations, we have extended the deadline for sending proposals in to 22nd January.
Please send 150-200-word abstracts, with short bio, to e.heywood@sheffield.ac.uk

This eventt has now been postponed.