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  on January 21, 2014

Global Media Monitoring Project: Women's Participation in the News

 Published by National Watch on Images of Women (MediaWatch) Inc., Canada.


In February, 1994 at the Women Empowering Communication Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Sylvia Spring facilitated a workshop on media monitoring on behalf of MediaWatch, Canada. During the workshop, the idea for an international day of monitoring was born and over 30 women from as many countries indicated such interest in the project that it was eventually included in the conference declaration.

MediaWatch, Canada continued the momentum built in Bangkok by taking up the challenge of coordinating this groundbreaking initiative - the Global Media Monitoring Project - the aims of which were to build solidarity, create media awareness and encourage media monitoring skills on an international level.

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January 21, 2014
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Beijing +20: In my opinion...

The most important contribution that the Beijing Platform for Action has made to advancing gender equality in and through the media is:

Setting global standards to which governments and the media can be held accountable
Bringing coherence to and greater understanding of civil society initiatives on gender, women and media
Raising the profile of work on 'women and media' as important for addressing gender inequalities in women's lived experiences.

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