Call for Papers: Gender, Politics, and the Media.

Deadline for Abstracts: 30 July 2016

Comunicazione Politica - COMPOL, the leading Italian academic journal in Political Communication, has announced a call for papers for a special issue titled "Gender, politics and the media. Lessons learned and struggles for change twenty years after the Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women".

The special issue seeks to bring together contributions that reflect the richness of scholarly approaches to gender and media today, with a special focus on political and policy developments.

Scholars of various academic backgrounds and approaches are invited to submit theoretical, conceptual, or empirically-based contributions on a range of related topics.

For more information on the focus, topics and timelines, read more here.


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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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