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Courtney Tenz

Women's rights and US culture
My twitter handle:

@courtneytenz

My website/blog:

courtneytenz.com

My topics:

media creative writing north america us feminism american culture women's rights fashion

My Profession:

Writer

My languages:

English German

My city:

Cologne

My country:

Germany

My bio:

A US-born writer, I am an active promoter of women's rights and feminist based in Cologne. I speak fluent German and have spoken at the Media Convention in Berlin on how online harassment of women journalists threatens freedom of expression. A lecturer focusing on storytelling at the moment, I have likewise taught university courses in media literacy and creative writing in the US and North American history and culture in Germany. I can speak to current US politics and society, especially as it concerns domestic policy and women's rights. I have also written and spoken about cultural differences between the US and Germany and the need for diversity.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

From Dick Pics to Death Threats

At the 2019 Media Convention Berlin, I spoke about how online harassment is forcing women journalists offline and the threats they now face for their reporting in real life. From the program description:

For years, women have been reporting being overwhelmed by the threats and harassment that they face online. In 2015, women journalists responding to a US survey said that nearly 2/3 of them had experienced threats, sexist abuse, intimidation, threats and harassment in the course of doing their work. Silencing journalists threatens the free flow of information that is vital in democracies. While women are making inroads in terms of representation in media, some women in media (myself included) are choosing to either self-censor or to maintain a low-profile presence, especially on social media, as little has been done to combat the relentless harassment women face online. After a brief overview of the gendered experiences of harassment online, this session will invite an exchange of ideas as to how women can maintain security without forfeiting their online presence and provide tips for those experiencing or witnessing harassment as to how to best handle it.

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Trump – neue politische Spielregeln?

Hört man sich um, so hat der Ausgang der US-Wahlen die meisten überrascht. Der gut anderthalb Jahre andauernde Wahlkampf, über dessen Inhalt und Form sich streiten lässt, endete mit der Wahl von Donald Trump zum 45. Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten.

Was bedeutet dieser Wahlausgang, nicht nur für die Vereinigten Staaten, sondern auch die Welt? Wird Trump die Spielregeln der Politik ändern? Sind tatsächlich "unberechenbare Herausforderungen" zu befürchten oder wird sich die umstrittene Präsidentschaft Trumps in die Realität des Amtes fügen?

Am Montag, 14. November 2016, 18.30 Uhr, findet im Forum Volkshochschule im Rautenstrauch-Joest-Musuem, Cäcilienstraße 29-33, eine Veranstaltung zu diesen hochaktuellen Fragen statt. Der SPD-Außenpolitiker Dr. Rolf Mützenich, Amerikanistin Dr. Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche von der Universität Bonn sowie die amerikanische Journalistin Courtney Tenz diskutieren die neue politische Lage in den USA und die Auswirkungen weltweit.

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