"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.
Report on violence against women journalists issued by the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović.
Report on a rapid assessment study of the impact of COVID-19 on the work of women-led organisations affiliated to Mosawa Network.
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.
Briefing paper from ACT Alliance on the gendered dimensions of Covid-19
Alabama’s major newspapers dedicate their Sunday editions to essays by women following signing of a bill that criminalizes most abortions in the state.Read More
The #MeToo movement in Mexico’s creative and media industries.Read More
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).Read More