What does it mean to have women reporting from the frontlines, and how does it change the landscape when it comes to the fight for gender equality? 

Together with other women leaders and advocates, Minority Floor Leader Atty. Laisa Masuhud Alamia will take part in an online forum titled “WOMEN AND THE MEDIA:  Intersecting Spaces of Inclusion, Leadership and Transformation,” organized by the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP).

The said forum hopes to “look at both the power and limits of the media and its impact on women and girls in the country” in honor of Women’s Day this year. 

Select women from the academe, media, and government have been invited by FOCAP to join the timely discussion, includeing Nathalie Africa-Verceles the director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of the Philippines; award-winning broadcast journalist Ces Oreña-Drilon; Hadji Balajadia of the Ateneo De Davao University Psychology Department; and two of FOCAP’s most promising female journalists — Regine Cabato of The Washington Post and Eloisa Lopez, a photojournalist of Reuters.

The forum will be moderated by Jamela Alindogan, Al Jazeera correspondent and FOCAP president. 

The forum will be on Zoom at 9am on Monday, March 8, and will be livestreamed on the FOCAP Facebook page.