The International Association of Women in Radio and Television – IAWRT-USA Parallel Event at the UN Commission on the Status of Women:
“Models of Community Media for Disaster Preparedness and Risk Management” will be held on March 14 at the Salvation Army at 52nd Street.
It will be moderated by Frieda Werden the founder/editor of WINGS (Women’s International News Gathering Services) and include a video presentation by Peggy Berryhill, Native American Media Resource Center, and General Manager KGUA Public Radio 88.3/FM in California; and Dr. Sandra Wint, UK Scientist and Techonology Policy Specialist, UK;
Panelists will be Jola Diones-Mamangun, President, IAWRT-Philippines and Executive Director, Kodao Productions; Susan Raybuck, Radio Director Emeritus, KWVH-LP 94.1/FM Wimberley Valley Texas; Olivia Tumanjong, Former Presenter, Cameroon National Television & Radio; Beatrice Chelangat, Sabiny FM Radio, Uganda,
IAWRT will showcase its Disaster Response Radio project in the Philippines followed by a gender-based discussion and workshop on the important role of various community media in disaster recovery and preparedness.