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Category Archives: Vancouver

Journalists Covering Local Elections Provided with Tips on Avoiding Sexist Political Coverage

Click here for the .pdf version of release and tip sheet for journalists. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Vancouver, October 16 2014 With municipal and regional district elections less than one month away, citizens are urging journalists throughout British Columbia to …

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Putting Media Reporting on Sexual Assault Under a Magnifying Glass

by Natalie Hill On April 26, WAM! Vancouver convened a small but passionate group on unceded Coast Salish territories (on the University of British Columbia campus), and facilitated a powerful, productive and practical dialogue about the coverage of sexual assault …

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WAM! Van Collects Feedback to Improve Media Coverage of Sexual Assaults

Last fall, two different universities on opposite sides of the country made headlines by holding pro-rape chants during orientation week. Though the chants clearly condoned sexual assault by referencing “underage” girls and “no consent”, many media outlets used another more euphemistic term …

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Behind the Scenes at a Vancouver Film Festival: Why Promoting Media Created by Women Matters

By WAM! Vancouver member Emily Yakashiro At the age of sixteen I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to anti-violence work, specifically focusing on violence against women. By 22, my dream had come true, and I had three years of experience …

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