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Worldwide Association of Women Journalists and Writers Congress




Telling the whole story; a complex world needs all its story tellers

The Worldwide Association of Women Journalists and Writers will hold its Congress in London, for the first time, in 2018. The event will coincide with the 100th anniversary of female suffrage in the UK.

The four day event will focus on story telling. With more women joining together to challenge norms of behaviour, it matters that women are amongst those telling the stories and deciding which stories and voices must be heard. The less diverse the story tellers, the less diverse the stories and the less informed our decisions will be. But what are the challenges for the digital age, for workplaces and for frontline reporting? And do women journalists and writers really have the power to influence and lead these changes?

The last Congress, held in Santiago in 2016, was attended by around 700 people from across the world and was opened by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.

The Department of Journalism at City, University in London is hosting Day two of the conference on November 7 2018. It will feature both scholarly and professional contributions from across journalism academia and industry. Speakers will tackle issues related to understanding how and why journalism as a profession is changing. They will explore gender equality in the newsrooms and on screen, participatory journalism, literary journalism and how long-read formats help promote better journalism. Discussion panels on the future of freedom of speech in Europe and reporting the Middle East from within will tackle the challenges that face journalists operating in different political, cultural and economic contexts.

The programme for the day is available to view here

The registration to the Congress is open. Click here for more information or visit to book your place for all four days of the Conference.

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When and where

9.00am - 9.00pmWednesday 7th November 2018

City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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