Hashtag #Feminism: Social Media and the New Women's Movement.

Presented by Media Fellow Verena Lammert, Editor, TV Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Cologne, Germany.Verena, has a weekly television talk show that looks at women's issues in Germany and around the world. Today she will talk about the way social media has affected how women are represented in the media, and how they represent and organize themselves and what this means for feminism at large. This new movement addresses important topics such as rape, victim blaming, sexism, the role of the female body and motherhood. It has not only reached masses by going public on the internet, it also has a larger impact on social life, politics and law structure. This leads to the interesting questions: What is the power of a hashtag? And where are the boundaries of hashtag feminism?This Spring the Duke community will have a number of chances to hear from international journalists about their experiences reporting on major world events, to explore the ways the media and social movements interact and influence each other, and to explore new and creative approaches to storytelling. These opportunities are all part of the Duke Media Fellows Program, which brings accomplished journalists and media executives from around the world to campus for short-term and year-long professional development programs.

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Media Fellow Verena Lammert, Editor, TV Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Cologne, Germany
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:30
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Perkins Library 218
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