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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.

 


Germany: Gendered ageism on the screen

Ageism in the media. A report on research on gender portrayal in German television and film.

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CALL FOR INPUT: Online violence against women

The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dubravka Šimonović is seeking input on good law practices regulating violence against women and sexual harassment online.

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#GenderAnd campaign challenges media sexism in India

The Indian Express newspaper's  month-long campaign featuring gender-focused news stories designed to challenge gender stereotypes and give women and sexual minorities a fair share in news coverage.

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Palestine: Women in media content

Update on project“Women in Palestinian Media” implemented by Women and Media Development (TAM) to increase visibility of women in media on issues concerning peace, conflict and security.

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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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Media Literacy Key to Closing Gender Gap

Dr. Shimi Kang reflects on the importance of media literacy for developing a critical awareness of media influence on understandings of sexuality, gender and ultimately lived gender equality.

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Why the question "who makes the news?" matters

Why the question “Who makes the news?” matters for equality, feminism and society. A personal take by behind-the-scenes Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) student intern Esther Franke.

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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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