Digital media


"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.


Tunisia Signs Media Freedom Declaration

Tunisia becomes the second country after Palestine to sign the Declaration on Media Freedom in the Arab World.

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Documentary: The Illusionists

A documentary on the globalization of beauty standards.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Recommendation on Violence Against Women

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.

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Fictional Stories for Real Life Awareness in the Middle East

A new initiative by The Womanity Foundation on raising awareness on gender inequality through the use of radio and animation.

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Twitter unveils plans to reduce gaps in representation of women and minorities on staff

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.

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ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Toolkit

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).


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Media monitoring: A training webinar

Learn how to apply the Global Media Monitoring Project methodology using print examples.

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Maroc: Médias audiovisuels, stéréotypes et l’égalité hommes-femmes

Projet de développement d’une démarche de monitoring des programmes en vue de combattre les stéréotypes fondés sur le genre et de promouvoir la culture de l’égalité hommes-femmes à travers les medias télévisuels. Initiative de la Haute Autorité de la Comunication Audiovisuelle, Royaume du Maroc. La HACA s'est inspirée des indicateurs du GMMP et des indicateurs de l’UNESCO.

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Gender difference in reporters

Globally, in what news medium is the gender gap in reporters the narrowest?


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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Who Makes the News blog seeks to encourage a critical engagement with questions about the gender dimensions of print, broadcast and digital media policy and practice.

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