As the beauty director of digital media giant BuzzFeed, Essence Gant makes sure its content is inclusive and sensitive – helping to balance representation and reflect diversity. Highlighting lack of diversity as a “direct result of the effects of slavery that we're still dealing with”, Ms. Gant told UN News's Ana Carmo what media needs to do to change the narrative.
Marking World Press Freedom Day on Friday, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is launching a campaign highlighting the vital role journalists play in maintaining a healthy democracy. Speaking to UN News’s Li Zhang, UNESCO media chief, George Papagiannis, underlined that “communities need to have a free, independent and vibrant press” so that citizens can “participate intelligently in their civic duties” especially when it comes to election time.
On Monday, a new photography exhibition was officially opened in Geneva that celebrates the work of journalists over the last 70 years or so. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Nina Larson, President of the Association of UN Correspondents in Geneva (ACANU), describes what it’s like writing the “first draft of history” day in, and day out.
Over the past 15 years there has been “a marked increase” in cyber harassment, making the safety of women journalists a major issue for reportage in today’s digital era, participants highlighted Thursday at a United Nations event.