Ten women from nine of the Asian countries participating in the 4th Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) attended the workshop on Media Monitoring Methodology organized by the Communication Foundation for Asia in partnership with the Toronto-based World Association for Christian Communication (WACC). The training was held at the CFA Training House on October 15, 2009 as part of the preparation for the Global Media Monitoring Day on November 10, 2009.

All the Asian participants who converged in Manila were the national coordinators of the GMMP study in their respective countries, and most of them are members of ANWIC, the Asian Network of Women in Communication. For this 4th GMMP exercise, WACC had requested ANWIC to act as regional coordinator of the monitoring groups in Asia.

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ANWIC Holds Advocacy Workshop in China

Published Date: December 16th, 2006
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Tianjin, China was the venue for this year’s regional conference of the Asian Network of Women in Communication. ANWIC linked up with Tianjin Normal University, which hosted the conference entitled “Beyond Media Monitoring: Strategies for Gender Advocacy in Asia” on November 24-27.

The local partners for this regional event were the Institute of Gender and Social Development as well as the College of Journalism and Communication of Tianjin Normal University, and the Women’s Media Monitoring Network of the Capital Women Journalists Association. Serving as convenor in China was Professor Bu Wei of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, who is also a Steering Committee member of ANWIC. Read the rest of this entry »

Midori Suzuki, Educator and Activist

Published Date: December 15th, 2006
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The members of ANWIC have expressed deep sorrow over the loss of Midori Suzuki, one of its founders and most active members.

Midori was a professor of Media Studies at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto from 1994 until her death from cancer on July 23rd at the age of 65. Prof. Suzuki was also one of the founders of the Forum for Citizens’ Television and Media (FCT), which has organized numerous citizens’ media literacy projects. Read the rest of this entry »

WACC Opens Office in Toronto

Published Date: December 4th, 2006
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WACC has opened its new headquarters in Toronto, Canada. The inauguration of WACC’s new home in a church building in downtown Toronto took place on October 2nd. Previously, London had been the base of WACC since its establishment in 1975.

WACC is the coordinator of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) and the original sponsor of ANWIC. From 1987 to 1989, WACC conducted a series of regional workshops on women and the media, which led to the creation of the WACC Women’s Programme and the Asian network of women in media (which later became ANWIC). Read the rest of this entry »

ANWIC Journal

Published Date: July 6th, 2006
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We are pleased to come out with the first issue of our bi-annual journal, now combined with the newsletter with more pages and features. First of all, we are re-introducing ANWIC and its members to our readers.

We have asked the members of the ANWIC Steering Committee to write an article on the current issues and developments on women and media in their country, and to explain the work of their organization in relation to these issues. Read the rest of this entry »

ANWIC Has New Home

Published Date: May 4th, 2006
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The Asian Network of Women in Communication (ANWIC), a collective of women’s communication groups in 12 countries, set up its office in CFA starting April 2005. Teresita Hermano, CFA’s Executive Director, was asked by ANWIC members to act as coordinator of the network, and she chose to make CFA the base for the ANWIC secretariat.

ANWIC pursues a program of training, networking and advocacy activities aimed at sensitizing the public on media and gender issues and promoting women’s communication rights. Read the rest of this entry »

ANWIC Holds Consultation on Media Monitoring and Advocacy

Published Date: May 4th, 2006
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Twenty-one participants from ten countries participated in ANWIC’s first major conference organized by its new secretariat in Manila. Entitled “New Directions for Media Monitoring and Advocacy”, the consultation was held at the Orchid Garden Suites in Malate, Manila, on November 12-16, 2005. The participating countries were the Philippines, which had three representatives, Japan, with seven, China, with four representatives, and Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan and India, with one participant each. Read the rest of this entry »