"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.
The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dubravka Šimonović is seeking input on good law practices regulating violence against women and sexual harassment online.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
An article published in The Guardian (UK) outlining strategies to make news companies more inclusive.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: