HagueTalks #6

Hague Talks: Women in media in the MENA region

Interactive debate - 

Women in the media in the Arabic region: how about their role? That will be the central question during these HagueTalks. Are there enough women involved in the Arabic media? And how do social media influence the life of women in this region? Two inspirational female journalists from Libya and Jordan share their personal stories.

Where the Arab Spring previously dominated the news, today Syria, ISIS and terrorism prevail. How have these social changes and events in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA-region) influenced the role and position of female journalists?

As with every Hague Talks, the audience is encouraged to participate in the discussion. Furthermore, we welcome special ‘Female Change Agents’ from the MENA-region, who are currently in The Netherlands on invitation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

About the Speakers

  • Aya Al-Amead is from Libya. She worked for several radio broadcast stations like Libya Al-Hurra 93.4 and Tripoli FM 102.5. Currently, she works for BBC Media Action in Tunis.
  • Sawsan Zaideh is from Jordan. In Jordan she works amongst others for 7iber, an online magazine for critical dialogues. She is specialised in media issues and provides several media workshops for journalists. Moreover, she presents the weekly critical radio broadcast ‘Eye on the Media’.
  • Janet Anderson is the moderator of this HagueTalks. She specialised as a journalist in justice and accountability issues, including for RNW Media. She has a degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies, and worked for ten years for the BBC as producer and correspondent across Africa and the Middle East.