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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.

 


Impact of Covid-19 on MOSAWA Network

Report on a rapid assessment study of the impact of  COVID-19 on the work of women-led organisations affiliated to Mosawa Network.


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LGBT*IQA Storytelling- Queer Archive Project

A WACC partner project by LGBT*IQA Association Okvir to develop an archive of LGBTQ struggles in the Balkans during the 1990s-2016 war and post-conflict years. Bringing visibility to the stories of survival of LGBT*IQA persons and refugees.



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The gendered dimensions of Covid-19

Briefing paper from ACT Alliance on the gendered dimensions of Covid-19

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GMMP: Winner McGannon Award 2019

The Global Media Monitoring Project is the proud recipient of the 2019 Donald H. McGannon Award given in recognition for “special contributions to advancing the role of women and persons of colour in the media”. Read More

Good practice from Alabama Media Group: Space for women's voices

Alabama’s major newspapers dedicate their Sunday editions to essays by women following signing of a bill that criminalizes most abortions in the state.

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Mexico: #MeToo in the media industry

The #MeToo movement in Mexico’s creative and media industries.

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Reporting on Refugees in Europe

Critical media monitoring to promote the rights of refugees to speak on their own behalf and to have their voices respectfully heard and adequately represented by the media. Research by the Europe region of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC). 

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“The best men can be”

An innovative recently released short film by the personal grooming company Gillette that seeks to challenge gender stereotypes in advertising is drawing mixed reactions.

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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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