Australia: Women on air but still not calling the shots on TV

Source: New Matilda
Authors: Wendy Bacon, Elise Dalley and Alex Holder
Date published: 23 Oct 2013

"Men hold the power at the top of Australian commercial TV, while there are almost equal numbers of women and men in presenting roles. The majority of reporters in free to air television in both commercial and public broadcasting TV are still men, especially among foreign correspondents.

These are some of the results of a survey of executive producer, presenter and reporter roles in news and current affairs on free to air television. The survey is part of New Matilda’s Women in the Media series that began in March. Not all producers have been included, as complete lists were not available at the time of publication".


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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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In my view, society is less tolerant of sexist stereotypes in the media now than three years ago.

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