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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.

 


Pakistan: Trolls target women journalists

The Coalition for Women in Journalism has noticed with grave concern the online threats and harassment women journalists in Pakistan face while doing their jobs. As Election 2018 approach, these online attacks are intensifying.

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BBC Gender Pay Gap Narrows

The just-published BBC's gender pay gap report for 2017/2018 shows some progress has been made during the past year.

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Winner: NWMI-India Fellowship

Trainee reporter Ambika Raja of the New Indian Express in Kozhikode, Kerala wins NWMI Fellowship

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Intergrating 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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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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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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Strategies to Achieve Media Gender Equality

An article published in The Guardian (UK) outlining strategies to make news companies more inclusive.

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Call for Applications: Gender and Media Awards 2016 Summit

A call for applications by Gender Links and the South African Broadcasting Association on the topics of gender equality in media.

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Gender difference in reporters

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

Television
Radio
Newspaper

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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