"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.
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).
The Women’s Media Center announces the publication of the WMC Status of Women in U.S. Media Report 2015. The study looked at the 10 most widely circulated newspapers in the U.S., the national evening news broadcasts, the most-viewed Internet news sites and two international wire services.
WMW Jamaica news magazine. Vol 10 Issue 1. March 2015Read More
Un estudio sobre la cobertura realizada por los medios de comunicación durante la campaña electoral 2014 (elección de autoridades locales en el territorio ecuatoriano), desde una perspectiva de género.
Este libro surge de las reflexiones provocadas por un nuevo marco normativo que existe en Argentina, desde el 2009, sobre las diferentes formas de discriminación de género en los medios de comunicación.Read More
New research on the film industry has concluded that "female characters are not equal and they are not aspirational".Read More
UNESCO has released a new report documenting world trends in freedom of expression and media development. Each of the report's four chapters, on freedom (chapter 1), pluralism (chapter 2), independence (chapter 3) and safety (chapter 4), contains a section of gender .Read More
What proportion of news stories published on major news websites worldwide focus centrally on women?
You are correct! 19% of online news stories focus centrally on women according to the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) findings. In the traditional news mediums however, only 10% of stories direct attention to women or deal with issues affecting women in particular ways.
More GMMP findings on online news: