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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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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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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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Launch "For quality and equality in journalism content"

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.

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New Spaces, New Voices: Guide For New Feminist Educational and Media Policies

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.

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Bridging the gender gap in Canadian news

“What Gets Measured Gets Done” #WGMGD campaign aims to bridge the gender gap in news and information media by 2025.

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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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The Right to Freedom of Expression is essential for Gender Equality

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