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"It is essential to promote forms of communication that not only challenge the patriarchal nature of media but strive to decentralise and democratise them: to create media that encourage dialogue and debate; media that advance women and peoples' creativity [...] Media which are responsive to people's needs". (The Bangkok Declaration, 1994) This blog seeks to encourage a critical engagement with questions about the gender dimensions of print, broadcast and digital media policy and practice. The posts highlight news, events, analyses and information from around the world in an effort to spur gender-focussed debate and action.

 


Myanmar: New research on gender and media

Pilot study by the Myanmar Women’s Journalists Society (MWJS) on gender portrayal in Myanmar news media. Supported by the International Media Support and Fojo Media Institute.

 

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Germany: Gendered ageism on the screen

Ageism in the media. A report on research on gender portrayal in German television and film.

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CALL FOR INPUT: Online violence against women

The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dubravka Šimonović is seeking input on good law practices regulating violence against women and sexual harassment online.

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Global Media & Information Literacy Week 2017

The Global Media Information and Literacy week organized by UNESCO from October 25 to November 1, 2017, will consider how “ways of learning in information environments” can be re-imagined in the "so-called post-truth" era.

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#GenderAnd campaign challenges media sexism in India

The Indian Express newspaper's  month-long campaign featuring gender-focused news stories designed to challenge gender stereotypes and give women and sexual minorities a fair share in news coverage.

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Palestine: Women in media content

Update on project“Women in Palestinian Media” implemented by Women and Media Development (TAM) to increase visibility of women in media on issues concerning peace, conflict and security.

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CSW 61: Ideas on ending media sexism

 Reflections by Jennifer Lee, U.S. Feminist Filmmaker and International Ambassador of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP)

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CSW61: Reflexiones 4

Reflexiones de Nadia Ferrari: "La reunión organizada por WACC fue una experiencia nutritiva y enriquecedora de las que me llevo varias cosas para destacar".

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Gender difference in reporters

Globally, in what news medium is the gender gap in reporters the narrowest?

Television
Radio
Newspaper

Advancing gender equality in media

In my opinion, the most effective strategy to achieve gender-sensitive media is:

Increased gender-awareness training of media professionals
Greater action by audiences to hold their media accountable
Stricter enforcement of gender-focussed media codes and policies
More female journalists, editors and media house managers

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Who Makes the News blog seeks to encourage a critical engagement with questions about the gender dimensions of print, broadcast and digital media policy and practice.


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