October 19-21, 2007
SCM India organised a National Workshop on “Gender and Media Justice” at the SCMI Programme Centre on October 19-21, 2007. Forty students and senior friends attended from all over the country.
The workshop began with an inaugural worship and a keynote address from one of the most prominent persons in media, Ms. Ammu Joseph. Rev. Dr. Sham P. Thomas, Ms. J. Lalvarliani, Dr. Sakuntala Narasimhan, Fr. S. Jayanathan and Dr. Hrang Thanchhungi were some of the speakers.
The workshop’s aim is to impart media education to students and enable them to critically watch over media, from gender perspective.
We emphasised mainly on print and electronic media. At the end of the workshop, we formed a Media Watch Group, where the participants joined as members. We were divided into three groups to focus on three different aspects of Media: Newspaper, Journals and Movies. We decided to collect clippings on the advertisement and editorial sections of newspapers and journals of our own region/state, and movies.
We shall give critical reflection and respond to them in order to create a just media, especially from women’s perspective.