Qatar: Call for more women’s participation in media

  on January 21, 2014

From The Peninsular Newspaper (Qatar)

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"DOHA: More women need to come in media sector and cultural bias towards media needs to be changed, according to experts at a panel discussion about women in journalism.

The event organised by Qatar Professional Women’s Network (QPWN), recently brought together some of the leading women journalists to speak about ‘Educating Women as Professional Journalists: A Journey in Empowerment.’

According to the Global Media Monitoring Project, at least 37 percent of the stories in the media are done by women. Men focus mainly on politics and government where, 67 percent of stories are done by males".


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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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