Frequently asked questions
WHO CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF THE GROUP?
Every woman who works in the media is welcome in the group Journalists against Violence against Women. By media we do not only mean standard newsrooms and media houses, but we also mean freelance journalists, internet workers, bloggers, and women who produce content for YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and other platforms – women who want to deal with the topic of gender-based violence and build and advance standards in the treatment of this topic.
HOW CAN ONE BECOME A MEMBER OF THE GROUP?
The group is open and inclusive, and there are no strictly prescribed procedures. All you have to do is send an e-mail to email@example.com to send us your name, surname, contact information, and the name of the editorial office or a link to the platform you are using. If you are a freelance journalist, it is enough to state only this.
HOW DO I ENGAGE WITH THE GROUP?
The Group regularly reports to members on all routine and extraordinary activities through a mailing list, and each activity is accompanied by an invitation to members to join. Most often, it is an analysis of media reporting on violence against women, which is done twice a year, but there are other activities as well. The group certainly wants to include as many members as possible.
IS ENGAGEMENT OBLIGATORY?
Engagement in the Group’s activities is on a voluntary basis only. As women, we are aware of the burden that everyday life carries with it and the challenge of reconciling work and private life. As journalists, we always keep in mind the overload, insufficient pay, and fatigue that many of our colleagues face.
CAN MEN JOIN THE GROUP?
From its very beginnings, the group has been driven by the idea of its performing multiple roles. Our primary goal is to improve reporting standards on violence against women, but we also want to be a safe space for women, an environment where each member can, if they wish, share their experiences and talk about challenges or problems in their work. Members of the Group can also find in the Group support for challenges such as mobbing, sexual harassment, or partner violence. Thus, for the time being, the Group does not accept male colleagues, but this does not exclude the possibility that one day it may be otherwise.