"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.
An innovative recently released short film by the personal grooming company Gillette that seeks to challenge gender stereotypes in advertising is drawing mixed reactions.Read More
The School of Journalism Setguulch (Mongolia) has just launched its initiative “For quality and equality in journalism content” dedicated to journalism students and young journalists.Read More
Producing media content that promotes feminism, women's politics and resistance strategies to rising militarism, racism and nationalism. by BeFem feminist and cultural centre, Serbia.Read More
“What Gets Measured Gets Done” #WGMGD campaign aims to bridge the gender gap in news and information media by 2025.Read More
The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dubravka Šimonović is seeking input on good law practices regulating violence against women and sexual harassment online.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
What proportion of news stories published on major news websites worldwide focus centrally on women?
You are correct! 19% of online news stories focus centrally on women according to the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) findings. In the traditional news mediums however, only 10% of stories direct attention to women or deal with issues affecting women in particular ways.
More GMMP findings on online news: