Mapping Gender & Media is an online archive that provides access to information concerning individuals, organizations, policy documents and other resources that are relevant to gender-oriented communication governance in the trans-national context. This is understood as the sum of supra-national governing arrangements that promote a social agenda for change based on gender equity in and through any form of mediated communication.
The dataset Mapping Gender & Media is a thematic section of a broader archive devoted to Mapping Global Media Policy*. The Mapping Gender & Media section is a starting point to focus on the gendered dimensions of communication policies and broader governance processes. Moreover, this is the first global initiative that adopts an innovative approach – data collection, organization and visualization – concerning this specific topic.
Access the dataset here: http://www.globalmediapolicy.net/node/849
The Mapping Gender & Media thematic island contributes to mainstreaming the topic at universities, supports the organization of debates and discussions, gives voice to communities who may want to contribute further information or comments and promotes publications on the issue.
Created as a thematic section in the Globalmediapolicy.net platform, Mapping Gender & Media allows to visualize archived data in different ways:
Initiated as part of a research project conducted at the University of Padova (2011-2013), Mapping Gender & Media can now be used for scholarly analyses, teaching activities, advocacy initiatives. The thematic section will be expanded, with the contribution of interested subjects, to make it an even more relevant resource to support informed participation of interested individuals and organizations in upcoming policy processes such as Beijing +20, MDG and WSIS+10.
For information, comments and suggestions, please contact: Claudia Padovani, DSPGI, University of Padova.
* Mapping Global Media Policy:
Mapping Global Media Policy is an independent project initiated by the Global Media Policy Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), hosted and supported by an academic consortium led by Media@McGill, a research and public outreach hub based at McGill University (Canada), and including University of Padova (Italy) and the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at Central European University (Hungary).
More thematic sections (‘islands’) are being created within the project and can be explored at: http://www.globalmediapolicy.net/islands.
For information concerning the objectives and structure of the Mapping project, as well as scenarios of use of the digital platform see: http://www.globalmediapolicy.net/node/20.Back To Top