12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hosted by BBC World Service
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In spite of the progress made over the years, women continue to remain in the minority in several professions across Africa – including journalism. This is aggravated by two main issues; the high levels of youth unemployment on the continent which makes it harder for women to get a job in the first place, and then to have career progression once they’re in the job.
The explosion of technology and its application in every area of life has presented another challenge. The media and the practice of journalism have changed dramatically in the digital age. While a few years ago it was relatively easier to break into journalism with a basic university degree, nowadays graduates need to have additional digital skills in order to stand a chance of breaking into journalism. So how can you give yourself a chance of getting a job in media? How do you break the gender barrier? How can you stand out in a crowded market? And once in a role, how can you make sure you progress?
The BBC will be hosting Women in Digital – How to Stand Out in the Crowd, a session on how you can break into digital journalism as a woman and how to stand out. BBC Africa star presenter, Anne Soy, will be sharing her personal story of her rise through the challenging journalism industry. The session will highlight the three new language Services to be launched in Nigeria – Pidgin, Yoruba and Igbo – and the opportunities this presents.
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