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Despina Afentouli is a journalist-sociologist (Ph.D.). She taught journalism and media at universities. Since 2001, she has worked as a journalist for broadcast and print media and the public sector. She has experience in organizing educational seminars and cultural events. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology, a Master’s degree in International Journalism, and a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies and German.
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IFJ at UNCSW63: Journalism and Media Workers at Risk

by Despina Afentouli, March 19, 2019

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK – March 13: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) reported that the number of journalists and media workers killed while working in 2018 increased in relation to the past three years. According to the IFJ report, 94 journalists and media workers died in targeted killings, crossfire incidents, and bomb attacks in 2018.
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Can Women in Media Challenge Stereotypes and Misrepresentation Online?

by Despina Afentouli, April 10, 2019

New York City March 21: The ways women can utilize an online presence to question stereotypes and misrepresentation were explored at a panel titled, “Does the Online Space Allow Women in Media to Challenge Stereotypes and Misrepresentation?” The event was organized by Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), Fondation Hirondelle, Free Press Unlimited (FPU), International Media Support (IMS), Internews, IREX, and the Media Diversity Institute (MDI), and took place during the NGO Committee on the Status of Women in New York (NGO/CSW/NY) at the Church Center for the United Nations.
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Conference Seeks to Bolster Global Worker Rights

by Despina Afentouli, July 8, 2019

The International Labor Organization (ILO) renewed a Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work on June 21 in Geneva, Switzerland. The event coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Conference, where the organization adopted a new international Convention against violence and harassment at work, while vowing to hold governments accountable for violations.