"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.


EU: Report on gender equality in the media

European Parliament report on gender equality in the media sector in the EU (2017/2210(INI))

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New Initiative: Gender Equal Media Scotland

Introducing Gender Equal Media Scotland (GEMScot), an initiative created to transform media in Scotland through feminist research,  journalism and advocacy.

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Integrating a gender lens in journalism

The workshop to strengthen the capacity of media professionals from St. Lucia, Dominica, Grenada and St. Vincent & The Grenadines to integrate a gender lens and human rights focus in journalistic practice.

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Global Media & Information Literacy Week 2017

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.

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CSW 61: Ideas on ending media sexism

 Reflections by Jennifer Lee, U.S. Feminist Filmmaker and International Ambassador of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP)

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CSW61: Reflexiones 4

Reflexiones de Nadia Ferrari: "La reunión organizada por WACC fue una experiencia nutritiva y enriquecedora de las que me llevo varias cosas para destacar".

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CSW61: Reflections. "Feminists of the World, Unite!"

Jelena Visnjic's reflections on the pre-CSW conference "Gender and Media: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post 2015 Era" hosted by the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) in New York.

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CSW61: Reflexiones 2

Reflexiones de Vilma Peña (WACC Latinoamérica y el Observatiorio GEMA de Costa Rica) sobre la consulta pre-CSW61 "Género y medios: Desafíos y oportunidades en la Era Post 2015" organizada por WACC en Nueva York. 9 -11 de marzo de 2017.

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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



The Right to Freedom of Expression is essential for Gender Equality

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