Statistics have shown that majority of journalism students are female, yet bylines and newsrooms remain male-dominated. From pay disparity to sexual harrassment, the challenges women are having to face on the job are glaring, but even the limited progress that has been made so far on gender equality and women’s rights is now being threatened by the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AIPS vice president, Evelyn Watta addressed the prevalent issue of racism in sports during the 1st AIPS World e-Conference on July 2, with emphasis on the role of the sports media in combatting the societal scourge.
The 1st AIPS World e-Conference held on July 2 left a permanent mark in the sports media environment. Journalists from more than 130 countries gathered on the virtual stage to discuss about the future of our profession and independence in the new reality shaped by the pandemic.