Launching the Preliminary GMMP 2010 Results

  on January 21, 2014


What Happened to Section J? Gender Equality and the World's Media

In 2005, only one woman appeared for every four men as subjects in the world’s radio, television and print news.  Expert opinion in the news was also overwhelmingly male.  Only 10% of news stories focused centrally on women.

Since 1995 The Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) has produced the longest-running, participatory research on women in the news media around the world. The only initiative of its kind, it engages volunteers in a world-wide effort to monitor national news media from a gender perspective over the course of a single day.  

On 9 November 2009, volunteers in 127 countries monitored their news media to gather data for the fourth edition of the Project. Will the preliminary results from 2009 show any change?  The panel will present the initial findings to assess progress towards balanced representation and participation of women in the world’s media, and debate what should be done by the media, governments and civil society groups to make progress on Section J (on Women and the Media) of the Beijing Platform for Action. 


Regional perspectives
Ms. Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls, FemLink Pacific: Media Initiatives for Women, Fiji
Ms. Amie Joof, Executive Director, Inter Africa Network for Women, Media, Gender Equity and Development, Senegal

GMMP 2010 – Preliminary Findings

Ms. Lavinia Mohr, Director of Programmes, World Association for Christian Communication (WACC)
Ms. Saniye Gülser Corat: Director, Division for Gender Equality, Bureau of Strategic Planning, UNESCO
Mr. Sanjay Suri: Editor in Chief, InterPress Service


Ms. Joanne Sandler, Deputy Executive Director, UNIFEM

Date: Tuesday 2 March, 2010

Time: 3:00-5:00

Venue: Millennium Plaza Hotel (Landmark View, 29th floor), One United Nations Plaza, 44th Street between First and Second Avenue New York, NY USA 10017-3575

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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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