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On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, the Women, Media and Communication Revolution Challenges Conference was held at the Zafer Al-Masri Auditorium in the Old Campus to upgrade media role in supporting women's issues.

The event was organized by the Women Studies MA programme at An-Najah in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Oslo and Akershus University College in cooperation with the Health Work Committees.

The conference themes shed light on women’s presentation in media, media role in supporting women's issues and the challenges that encounter women while working in media as well as media coverage of gender-based violence.

The conference also tackled modern media and communication revolution and its impact on women’s status and participation in the development process.

The conference also included speeches by a number of female journalists including Ms Guevara Al-Budeiri, a reporter for Al-Jazeera and the Italian journalist Francesca Borri to talk about the challenges they encountered while covering events.

Participating researchers recommended introducing women’s success and struggle stories and involving female media students in the training programmes offered by media institutions.

The conference was attended by Professor Maher Natsheh, Acting President of An-Najah; Mr. Anders Thompson, Representative of UNFPA; Ms Christen Orgoret, Professor of Media at Oslo and Akershus University College; Ms Shatha Odeh, Head of the Health Work Committees in Palestine and Dr. Farid Abu Dheir, Head of the Conference Preparatory Committee as well as An-Najah’s vice presidents and a number of its academic staff.


The conference was also attended by a number of researchers, journalists and academics who presented their research papers on the conference themes.

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