Forum of Mediterranean Women Journalists – 5th edition

#WomenLivesMatter #WLM #PressFreedomMatter #FMWJ

ONLINE WEBINARS on 22-23-24-25-26-27-28-29-30 November 2020 and 1 December

The Forum of Mediterranean women journalists launches the #WomenLivesMatter #PressFreedomMatters theme: women’s lives matter, freedom of the press matters. What is the information on rights, and what are rights, 70 years after the approval of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)?

The Forum, which is now going to hold its fifth edition, was born with the aim of “creating bridges, breaking down walls: promoting reflection on the role of investigative and frontier women journalists, as a garrison of Democracy, and therefore of Peace”.
This year the ECHR turns 70 and it is on its actual application, especially in relation to the right of expression and information, that the entire reflection of the journalists of the fifth edition of the Forum will focus.
Due to the pandemic, the Forum will take place online, thanks to a platform reserved for the Forum on Skipin, which will allow the traceability and certification of attendance.

Its main themes:

  • Articles 9 and 10 of the ECHR as well as Article 19 of the Declaration of Human Rights, which establish the inviolability of freedom of expression and information, are largely disregarded.
  • At the time of the COVID-19 pandemic and 25 years after the approval of the Beijing agreement, women as well as women journalists are still forced to deal with the dangerous retreat of their civil rights.
  • With the retreat of the civil rights of women journalists there is a risk of reducing freedom of expression and information across Europe: many studies have confirmed this.

What can we do?

It is necessary to analyze the quality of information in Italy and in Europe, to create spaces of freedom of expression for women journalists. As happened in every other edition, the Forum intends to represent a moment of analysis of current trends as well as a proposal of universal themes on which to direct the debate for the upcoming year.
The speakers offer a quality contribution on how to tell reality through the female gaze, by narrating their personal “war” to affirm the right to tell the fight against discrimination and stereotypes conveyed through information.
At the end of the Forum a concrete “output” is always proposed.

In the first edition: the Memorandum of Understanding between the Puglia Region, Giulia women journalists, the Order of Journalists, Assostampa and the Apulian regional newspapers for the use of gender language in newspapers, on TV, on radio, in Public Administration documents, drawn up by Giulia women journalists in collaboration with the Equality Councilor, UniSalento and UniBa.
In the second edition of the Forum: the presentation of the “Manifesto of Venice” and the related book on the language of violence.
In the third edition: the “Bank of 100 experts” created by the Giulia women Journalists association.
In the fourth edition: the “Assisi Charter” for ethical journalism and the “Media women and sport” Manifesto were presented, together with two new guidelines for the application of professional ethics to journalistic practice

In the fifth edition we will present the results of the monitoring on the impact of smart working of women journalists on the level of freedom of expression and information during the lockdown in Italy.
The “Peace reporter 2020” prizes will also be awarded.

PROGRAMME:

22 November (11 am – 1 pm)

PANEL 1 – Libertà va cercando ch’è sì cara – Longing for Freedom

The coronavirus crisis is increasing pressure on press freedom, especially in some nations, according to Reporters Without Borders’ 2020 report. The next ten years will be crucial for the freedom of the press, due to a series of converging crises. A geopolitical crisis, due to the aggressiveness of the authoritarian regimes towards journalists. A technological crisis, whereby the absence of adequate regulation in the era of digital communication has created information chaos. Propaganda, advertising and journalism are in fact in direct competition. And finally, an economic crisis that has caused the impoverishment of quality journalism.
Speakers:

23 November (11 am – 1 pm)

Presentation of the fifth edition and welcome address

The Forum of Mediterranean women journalists launches the #WomenLivesMatter #PressFreedomMatters theme: women’s lives matter, freedom of the press matters. What is the information on rights, and what are rights, 70 years after the approval of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)?

  • Articles 9 and 10 of the ECHR as well as Article 19 of the Declaration of Human Rights, which establish the inviolability of freedom of expression and information, are largely disregarded.
  • Ethics: rights and duties of the woman journalist, based on Article 21 of the Constitution, Article 9 and 10 of the ECHR and Article 19 of the Declaration of Human Rights

Introduction by: Marilù Mastrogiovanni – Forum conception and direction

Welcome Address:   Silvia Garambois – National President, Giulia Women Journalists

Institutional interventions:

  • Lorena Saracino – Corecom Puglia President
  • Stefano Bronzini – Rector of Aldo Moro University of Bari
  • Michele Emiliano – Puglia Region President
  • Antonio De Caro –  Mayor of Bari
  • Beppe GiuliettiFNSI president
  • Raffaele LorussoFNSI National Secretary
  • Alberto Spampinato – Ossigeno per l’Informazione
  • Carlo Verna – President of the Order of Journalists
  • Anna Grazia MaraschioRegional Councilor for equality of the Puglia Region
  • Luigi Cazzato – Director of the Master in Journalism, University of Bari
  • Gianluigi De Gennaro – President of the UNIBA Center of Excellence for Innovation and Creativity
  • Paola Dalle Molle, Cpo Cnog coordinator
  • Mimma Calligaris, Cpo Fnsi coordinator
  • Monica Pietrangeli, Cpo UsigRai coordinator

23 November (2 pm – 4 pm)

PANEL 2 – Beijing +25: rights, work, representation, violence (first part)

The pandemic has had devastating effects on everyone, from both a social and economic point of view and, in particular, for women and girls. What was the quality of information on issues of gender-based violence during the lockdown? 2020, the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action, was supposed to lead to further interventions in support of women, but COVID-19 has upset every plan. This was stated by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres who adopted, on April 9th 2020, a report to raise the alarm on the risk that the pandemic can produce on the results achieved in gender equality and on women’s rights.

Speakers:

  • Simona Lanzoni, vice president of the Pangea foundation, vice president of Grevio: “Backlash +25: what rights and how much violence against women”
  • Bianca Pomeranzi, United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women(Cedaw), DWF, Democracy and Law: “Covid-19 and transnational feminism between care and power”
  • Linda Laura Sabbadini, Istat director: “Institutions, from Beijing to the G20: which way to go towards equality”?
  • Vittoria Tola, “A gender look into Italian institutional mechanisms and political representation”
  • Alida Castelli, expert on equal opportunities and gender policies: “Women’s work”

Chair: Marilù Mastrogiovanni, “The Venice Manifesto”

23 November (4-7 pm)

PANEL 3 – Beijing +25: health, poverty, peace, armaments, environment (second part)

The pandemic has had devastating effects on everyone, from both a social and economic point of view and, in particular, for women and girls. What was the quality of information on issues of gender-based violence during the lockdown? 2020, the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action, was supposed to lead to further interventions in support of women, but COVID-19 has upset every plan. This was stated by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres who adopted, on April 9th 2020, a report to raise the alarm on the risk that the pandemic can produce on the results achieved in gender equality and on women’s rights.

Speakers:

  • Nicoletta Dentico, head of the global health program of Society for Society for International Development(SID): “Global health in the time of the pandemic”
  • Giovanna Scassellati, responsible for the Departmental Module tackling Law 194: “Reproductive health, which taboos”
  • Patrizia Sterpetti, Wilpf President (International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Diletta Pistono, Save the Children: “Poverty, plural feminine”
  • Marilù Mastrogiovanni,  Il Tacco d’Italia Director: The Venice Manifesto

24 November (10 am – 1 pm)

PANEL 4 – The War of the Veil

What language and what stereotypes does information use when it has to describe differences between civilizations? What happens when we try to enforce the principles of Islamic law in Europe and Italy? Does Islamic law have the right to asylum? And again: is it possible to recognize in European legal systems institutions of Islamic law that violate women’s rights? Are civilizational conflicts remediable?

Speakers:

  • Giusy Pizzolante, Lecturer in International Law and Human Rights at the Ionian Department, University of Bari: “Which asylum right for Islamic law in Europe”
  • Tiziana Ciavardini e Giorgia Butera: “Hijab: the veil and freedom”
  • Marilù Mastrogiovanni: “the Charter of Rome”
  • Sabika Shah Povia: “Stereotypes and discrimination in the history of migrations”

24 November (3 pm – 6 pm)

PANEL 4.2 – Beijing +25: information for woman (the change we want)

Last July, 68 experts from different historical and theoretical backgrounds – representing 45 civil society organizations of feminist activism – built a political document called “The change we want”: reflections, proposals and necessary actions to build a culture of rights for all, men and women. A large chapter was dedicated to information and the media.

Speakers:

    • Marcella Pirrone: Wave President
    • Daniela Colombo: Effe Director
    • Silvia Garambois: Giulia Women Journalists National President
    • Mimma Caligaris: Cpo Fnsi President
    • Monica Pietrangeli: Cpo Usigrai coordinator

 

 25 November (11 am – 1 pm)

PANEL 5 – Environment, for a “green deal” of journalism

Carrying out journalistic inquiries on hot topics that generate environmental conflicts is increasingly difficult also due to the growing wave of fake news and skepticism towards science. However, journalists and women journalists must be able to listen to all voices without being dazzled. Sometimes, even acting undercover or through an agent provocateur. Is it fair?

Speakers:

  • Tiziana Caminada, documentary maker, Switzerland: “Xylella, the investigative documentary”
  • Audrey Chauvet, Le figaro, Corsica: “Xylella, the investigative reportage”
  • Valerie Dupont, Swiss TV correspondent Rts, Belgian TV RTBF: “The Italian environmental devastation told beyond the Alps”
  • Daniela Spera, Legamjonici Taranto Committee: “The use of open data: how to make news with numbers”
  • Stefania Lisco, PhD in sedimentology, research fellow at the Department of Earth and Geo-environmental Sciences of the University of Bari: “The Taranto area: natural resource or environmental emergency?”.
  • Marilù Mastrogiovanni, Il Tacco d’Italia Director: “Verification of news at the time of post-truth “

25 November (3-6 pm)

PANEL 6 – Freedom of information in Poland and Hungary

The Polish government continues to fight its own battle against the LGBQT community. Minister of Justice and Attorney General Zbigniew Ziobro announced that Poland would leave the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, as it is contrary to the Polish constitution. Meanwhile, attacks and arrests follow one another.
A man supporting Prime Minister Orbán has taken control of the advertising agency which owns the main Hungarian independent news newspaper, Index. After the director was fired, 70 journalists resigned. “High risk”: this is how the Center for Media Pluralism defines the situation in Hungary.

Speakers:

  • Zuzanna Krasnopolska, journalist, Poland: “The rights of women and LGBT people”
  • Marceline Naudi, President of Grevio, Malta: “The role of Grevio, the body of the Council of Europe for the implementation of the Istanbul Convention”
  • Szabolcs Dull, former director of Index, Hungary: “Index, the weight of independence”
  • Veronika Munk, former deputy director of Index, Hungary: “What freedom of information in Hungary”

 

26 November (10 am – 1pm)

PANEL 7 – Our daily mafia: negotiations and scenarios

Can it be scientifically proven that the mafia takes GDP from the state? According to a study by Bocconi University of Milan: yes, it can. The study, carried out on Puglia and Basilicata, made it possible to isolate some parameters before and after the colonization of the two regions by the Camorra and the ‘Ndrangheta. The development of an autonomous mafia organization, the Sacra Corona Unita, did the rest: the study, coordinated by Paolo Pinotti, shows that the advent of organized crime has led to a reduction between 15 and 20% of the pro regional capita over 30 years. With this scenario, what are the current and future contexts of the mafias in Italy? How do you write about the mafia? Is there a “gender issue” in the mafia structure?
 
Speakers:

  • Sandra Amurri, journalist: “The Negotiation that is not newsworthy”
  • Marilena Natale, journalist: “Camorra, new generations and new scenarios”
  • Luciana Esposito, Napolitan.it director: “Women of Camorra”
  • Alessia Candito, Repubblica: “The GDP of the Ndrangheta”
  • Gisella Modica, Mezzocielo: “Women of Cosa nostra”
  • Marilù Mastrogiovanni, editor of Il Tacco d’Italia: “Sacra Corona Unita, the forgotten mafia”

 

26 November (3-6 pm)

PANEL 8 – Post Covid-19 re-construction, ideas on the go

Information in post Covid-19 plays a central role. A think tank of twenty-four experts and scholars from various disciplinary sectors, gathered in CREIS, the Centro Ricerca Europa per l’Innovazione Sostenibile, proposed a global vision on the possible and necessary future after the pandemic. At the center, together with information, is the role of women’s research and science.

Speakers:

  • Serenella Molendini, CREIS President, Substitute National Councilor for Equality: “Work and women between structural inequalities and pandemic effects. A plan for work”
  • Valeria Maione, Economist, Vice President of CREIS: “What Economy do we want?”
  • Giuseppe Milano, Urban planner, environmental journalist, secretary general of Greenaccord ONLUS:What social and environmental relationship between urban and internal areas for the territorial regeneration of post-pandemic Italy?”
  • Raffaella Patimo, Lecturer in Labor Economics and European Integration: “Women’s employment in the EU between the Employment Strategy and the economic crisis. Expectations after Covid-19”
  • Cristina Mangia, physicist of the CNR of Lecce: “Gender medicine at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic”
  • Luisella Seveso, Giulia women journalists: “The 100esperte.it project”

27 November (10-12 am)

PANEL 9 – Global media monitoring Project

Media horizons and striptease cultures: patriarchy, and representation of women’s bodies in contemporary society. Between women who make the news, women who make the news, and women who are the subject of the news: the proposal of a data analysis.

Spearkers:

  • Brenda Murphy, Department of Gender Studies Research Associate I Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta: “Il Global media monitoring project”
  • Marceline Naudi, Grevio President of the Council of Europe: “The role of Grevio and the implementation of the Istanbul Convention”

  

27 November (3-6 pm)

PANEL 10 – Hostile words of Life. Media and LGBTQIA+ people

The duty to “bring into the professional language the new forms and new approaches to life, a reality of people and rights, in the wake of the duties of loyalty and intellectual honesty (as well as legitimate cultural curiosity) that the journalist must embody in every moment of his/her own mission.
Understanding to describe, describing to understand.

Speakers:

  • Gegia Celotti, author of Parole o-stili di vita Media e persone LGBTQIA+: “La verità, vi prego, sull’amore” LGBTQIA+ people behind the acronyms”
  • Maria Luisa Villa, Giulia Lombardia: “Our imperfect families”
  • Monia Azzalini, Osservatorio di Pavia: “LGBT+ citat* on TV for laws or scandals”
  • Oreste Pivotti, journalist: “Not everything began in Stonewall”
  • Paola Rizzi, Giulia Women Journalists Board: “The challenge for the freedom to be what I am”

29 November (10 am – 1 pm)

PANEL 11 – Deontology: the Venice Manifesto

Gender-based violence is a violation of human rights, and as such it must be dealt with in the news. It is not just a problem for women and it is not just for women to deal with it. This is why the Venice Manifesto was born: a deontological charter that clarifies how to deal with cases of femicide or sexual violence, avoiding to emphasize gory details with wrong words and images and putting the protection of victims at the center of nature.
A chapter of the Manifesto is also dedicated to the good grammatical practice of adopting the terms declined in the feminine for the roles held by women (mayor, minister, lawyer, engineer, etc.), as recommended by the Accademia della Crusca.

29 November (3-6 pm)

PANEL 12 – The future of women and information in Africa

Ethiopia has elected its first president, the only female head of state in Africa: diplomat Sahlework Zewde. Her communication is direct, she speaks a lot to women and about women: “We must build a society that rejects oppression of women,” Sahlework said, after being unanimously elected in a joint session of the two Houses of Parliament. “If someone thinks that I talk a lot about women, wait until you hear everything I have to say,” said the new president. “When there is no peace in the country, mothers get frustrated, so we must work for peace to the good of our mothers”.
Information and digital media are an effective tool to combat female genital mutilation. Although illegal in the EU, and some member states prosecute those who mutilate girls, even when the mutilations are carried out outside the country, it is estimated that around 600,000 women living in Europe have been victims of this practice, and that another 180,000 are at risk in 13 European countries. A group of five Kenyan students (“The Restorers”) who developed an application (App) to help victims and potential victims of female genital mutilation, was shortlisted for the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for the freedom of thought.
Their candidacy marks an important step in the fight against female genital mutilation, and encourages younger people to play an active role in their community.

Spreaker:

  • Shukri Said, Repubblica, Radio Radicale: “Women’s rights in the Horn of Africa”
  • Shukri Warsame, Nairobi activist: “My Africa”
  • Yassin Wardere, director of “The Voice of America” in Nairobi: “Freedom of information in the Horn of Africa”, “the Restorers”, Kenya: “Female genital mutilation: let’s fight it with an app”
  • Antonella Napoli, Director of Focus on Africa: “What information in the EU on female genital mutilation”
  • Aminata Kida, Mali: “Vision channel tv Africa-Italia: voice to the diasporas”

30 November(11am- 1 pm)

PANEL 13 – Afghanistan, freedom runs on the web radio

The role of radio as an expression of freedom, the need for a community and a form of effective segmentation to reach specific audiences, such as women. Looking at Radio London, the news that shatters the silence arrives, from Italy to Afghanistan.

Speakers:

  • Loretta Bondì, RadioAttive
  • Angela Gennaro, Radio Bullets
  • Barbara Schiavulli, Radio Bullets Director
  • Alessandro Canella, Radio Città Fujiko Director
  • Somia Ramish, Radio Sharzat, Herat

30 november (3-6 pm)

PANEL 14 – Prison, Mental Health and Word Healing from inside and beyond bars

Prison, Mental Health and Word Care from inside and beyond bars: testimonies between false beliefs and real experiences.
ETHICS: CHARTER OF MILAN AND ROME

Speakers:

  • Ignazio Grattagliano, criminologist, Associate Professor of Criminology and Forensic Psychopathology at the University of Bari, delegate of the Rector of Uniba at CNUPP, Conferenza nazionale dei delegati dei rettori per i poli universitari in carcere
  • Rosita Maglie, Researcher in English Language, University of Bari
  • Marco Polignano, researcher “SWAP (Semantic Web Access and Personalization) – Antonio Bello”, Department of Computer Science of the University of Bari: “The Italian map of intolerance”
  • Valeria Pirè, woman director of the Bari prison service
  • Woman Doctor working in Prison
  • Woman Educator working in Prison
  • Prison Policewoman
  • (Former) prisoner

1st December (3-6- pm)

PANEL 15 – “No es hora de callar” (No longer time to be silent)

Jineth Bedoya Lima, Winner of the 2020 edition of the World press freedom prize “Guillermo Cano” by Unesco, Colombian investigative woman journalist for her commitment has paid a heavy price.
She worked for El Spectator, a Bogota newspaper, and for some time she had been publishing a serial investigative report into an arms trafficking, which she had discovered, between a group of paramilitaries and some government officials.
On 25 May 20 years ago she went to the prison in Modello, because she had an appointment to do an interview with an official.
It was a trap: she was kidnapped, tortured and raped by three men who were sentenced after three decades.
However, the prosecution assumes at least 27 accomplices and principals, who are currently still unpunished.
Today she is deputy director of El Tiempo and continues her activity as an investigative woman journalist.
Her commitment as a woman journalist and as an activist has led hundreds of South American women to denounce: “No es hora de callar”, “It’s no longer time to be silent” is the name of the movement she founded.

Speaker:

  • Jineth Bedoya Lima, “El Tiempo” Vice-director

converses with:

1st December (TBC)

PANEL 16 – Barcelona +25, which Euro-Mediterranean identity

What information on the Mediterranean? Is information able to build a Euro-Mediterranean identity and to act as a glue between the countries bordering the Mare Nostrum?
The 25th anniversary of the signing of the “Barcelona Process” is celebrated on 27 and 28 November, which set three priority objectives for the Euro-Mediterranean area:

  • political objective – The creation of a policy to guarantee the security and stability of the Mediterranean region, also through the writing of a Charter for the stability and security of the Mediterranean;
  • economic objective – Promote the economic development of the Mediterranean region, also through the signing of specific bilateral agreements between the European Union and each of the partners with the medium-term objective of establishing a free trade area in 2010 (EU-MEFTA);
  • cultural objective – The creation of a constant and strong cultural exchange between the civil societies of the member countries. This point implicitly refers to the promotion of knowledge and respect for reciprocal cultures (as regards civil and political rights).

The process involves the use of both bilateral agreements between Member States and the definition of regional policies. The current ten Mediterranean partners benefit from funds from the European Investment Bank under the MEFTA Mediterranean development program.

Was it an effective process?

Speakers:

  • Iris Luarasi, first vice-president Grevio member, Council of Europe
  • Laura Marchetti, associate professor in Didactics of cultures, University of Reggio Calabria, former Undersecretary for the Environment
  • Mario De Donatis, Ipres President – Istituto per le ricerche economiche e sociali
  • Marilù Mastrogiovanni, Forum director

THE PROJECT OF THE MEDITERRANEAN WOMEN JOURNALISTS FORUM

Close to 25 November, the international day against violence against women, the Forum of Mediterranean Women Journalists takes place every year.
Since its first edition in 2016, it has been held in Puglia, a borderland, a crossroads of cultures and peoples, an ideal bridge over the Mediterranean and a real place for the days of the Forum, which attract journalists and independent reporters, but also experts, activists, scientists and university researchers committed to human rights and gender studies. All together to tell and testify their stories, from the varied shores of the Euro-Mediterranean countries.
The Forum was born from an idea of the investigative woman journalist Marilù Mastrogiovanni and is organized by Giulia Giornaliste, the IdeaDinamica cooperative and the Med women journalists association, with the aim of “creating bridges, breaking down walls: promoting a reflection on journalism of investigative women journalists, as a garrison of Democracy and therefore of Peace”.
More than 20 years after the World Women’s Conference in Beijing – which produced the most progressive declaration on women’s rights in the world shared by 189 countries – the Forum of Mediterranean Journalists offers an in-depth analysis of the current condition of women.
It will be an analysis built through the different experiences of the participating women, many of whom coming from ‘difficult’ places and societies, especially for the female gender.
The purpose of the event is certainly to monitor the gender human right gap, but it also responds to the practical need to identify possible actions to stimulate the advancement of rights in European, Middle Eastern, North African and Balkan countries. Like the meshes of a large network dropped between the shores of the Mediterranean (and beyond) with stories, reportages, surveys, experiences, directly proposed by the protagonists of the ongoing change.
The construction of a dialogue focuses on the image of the investigative woman journalist, together with activists and experts, as well as women who through their profession are the “guardians” of human rights defenders, of Democracy, of Peace.
All of this has been possible thanks to the involvement and support (since the first edition) of some of the most important international organizations and women’s associations.

The Forum aims to:

1. promote the work of women journalists, as “envoys of peace”, as a “presidium of democracy” and “human rights defenders”

2. Give space and visibility to the investigative work carried out by women, by amplifying their voice

3. Strengthen the bond between investigative women journalists and their public, by relaunching the contents they carry

4. Build a positive image of the woman journalist and her investigative work in defense of citizens’ rights and facts, by counteracting fake news

5. Contribute to fighting hate speech, sexism and gender stereotypes, through professional training aimed at journalists and students

6. Disseminate practices for the correct use of language – e.g. written, spoken, video – so that it is free from sexism and stereotypes

7. Produce digital media for the dissemination of the testimonies of women journalists

8. Encourage networking between investigative journalists and civil society experts / activists and gender studies scholars

9. Amplify the resonance of the work done by journalists – the issues investigated – 365 days a year

THE NETWORK OF THE FORUM OF MEDITERRANEAN WOMEN JOURNALISTS

The Forum of Mediterranean Women Journalists is organized by Giulia Journalists, with Idea Dynamic Scarl and the Med Women Journalists Association, in collaboration with the University of Bari and the Uniba Master in Journalism. Past editions have been funded by:

·     CO.RE.COM Puglia;

·     FNSI;

·     Regional Equality Councilor;

·     Amnesty International

·     Usigrai

Other members of network of the Forum of Mediterranean Women Journalists 2019 include: National Order of Journalists, Amnesty international, Reporters without borders, Ossigeno per l’Informazione, Ordine dei giornalisti Puglia, Assostampa, Smurare il Mediterraneo (Uniba), Master in Giornalismo (Uniba, For. Psi. Com Dept (Uniba), Archivio di Genere (Uniba), Balab-One stop shop (Uniba), Innovation & cretivity center (Uniba), Fondazione Pangea- Reama, Centro antiviolenza Renata Fonte, University of Malta, The Shift news (Malta), Association of European Journalists -Bulgaria, Collegi de periodistes de Catalunya, Czech Center for Investigative Journalism -Prague, Associacio Mon Comunicacio-Barcelona, Creis-Centro ricerca europea per l’innovazione sostenibile, Uzbek -German Forum for human rights-Berlin, Radio Radicale.

THE NETWORK HAS BEEN JOINED IN THE YEARS BY:

UNHCR-United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Presidency of the Chamber of Deputies (president Laura Boldrini); Accademia Della Crusca; National Association “Article 21”; University of Salento; UsigRai.

PRESENCE AT THE EVENTS ON INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

The Forum is active at the following institutions: Unesco, UN, OSCE, Anna Lindh foundation.

The Forum of Mediterranean Women Journalists is founded by Marilù Mastrogiovanni, woman journalist, writer, lecturer at Uniba.