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GA 2016: Women With the Wave – Diversity and Inclusion in the Media Forum

A whole day was dedicated to Gender and Diversity in the Media. Participants at this high level meeting expressed their satisfaction in regard to the progress achieved by many ABU member organisations where women are part of their broadcasting strategy.

In her welcoming remarks, the Indonesia Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Mrs Yohana Yambise said that today in her country women are playing a major role in the whole process of national development. Her priority is to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and to help ending violence against both women and children. The minister pointed out that media in Indonesia, especially RRI, the national broadcaster is supporting the authorities in this venture.

For her part, Mrs Dwi Hernuningsih, Member of the Supervisory Board of RRI-Indonesia expressed her gratitude to the ABU for its endless support of women issues in the media. She added that RRI is always committed to encourage diversity in the media.

The forum consisted of 8 sessions with lots of presentations and case studies as well as high level discussions by various media experts coming from different parts of the world.