"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.
Trainee reporter Ambika Raja of the New Indian Express in Kozhikode, Kerala wins NWMI FellowshipRead More
A call for applications by Gender Links and the South African Broadcasting Association on the topics of gender equality in media.Read More
International Women's Media Foundation announcement and appeal for contributions to the Emergency Fund for women journalists.Read More
ITU and UN Women announce a new global technology award that recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality.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: