"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.
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
Tunisia becomes the second country after Palestine to sign the Declaration on Media Freedom in the Arab World.Read More
A call for applications by Gender Links and the South African Broadcasting Association on the topics of gender equality in media.Read More
"We ask the European Union to strengthen its laws against sexism in the media in line with the views of the European Parliament ( 2008/2038; 2010/1751; 2012/2116) and treat sexism in the same way as racism or xenophobia". Sign the petition here.Read More
Learn how to apply the Global Media Monitoring Project methodology using print examples.Read More
Women using social media to voice concerns about how celebrities, athletes and politicians are treated by the media.Read More
Une discussion à l'occasion de la Journée Internationale des Droits de la personne le 10 décembre, organisée par Wikigender et Genre en Action.Read More
Globally, in what news medium is the gender gap in reporters the narrowest?
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Female news reporters are most present in radio at 41%, and least present in print news at 35%. The proportion of female reporters has increased most dramatically on radio compared to print and television news over the past 15 years.
Consult the Global Media Monitoring Project reports for more information.