"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.
Ageism in the media. A report on research on gender portrayal in German television and film.Read More
Tunisia becomes the second country after Palestine to sign the Declaration on Media Freedom in the Arab World.Read More
A documentary on the globalization of beauty standards.Read More
A call for comment submissions from the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women on the updated draft of General Recommendation No. 19 (1992) on Violence Against Women.Read More
A new initiative by The Womanity Foundation on raising awareness on gender inequality through the use of radio and animation.Read More
Like in many other technology companies, women and ethnic minorities are vastly underrepresented in Twitter's workforce.The company now demonstrates willingness to begin to correct the highly unrepresentative staffing.Read More
A comprehensive toolkit for using Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for feminist movements and struggles. The report is produced by Just Associates (JASS), Women'sNet, and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).
Learn how to apply the Global Media Monitoring Project methodology using print examples.Read More
Globally, in what news medium is the gender gap in reporters the narrowest?
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Female news reporters are most present in radio at 41%, and least present in print news at 35%. The proportion of female reporters has increased most dramatically on radio compared to print and television news over the past 15 years.
Consult the Global Media Monitoring Project reports for more information.