"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.
Prof. Krisztina Rozgonyi and her class at the University of Vienna's Communication Department conducted a pilot test of the GMMP 2020 media monitoring research instruments during the Covid-19 lockdown. A report on the findings and the students' reactions.Read More
Report on a rapid assessment study of the impact of COVID-19 on the work of women-led organisations affiliated to Mosawa Network.
Alabama’s major newspapers dedicate their Sunday editions to essays by women following signing of a bill that criminalizes most abortions in the state.Read More
The #MeToo movement in Mexico’s creative and media industries.Read More
Critical media monitoring to promote the rights of refugees to speak on their own behalf and to have their voices respectfully heard and adequately represented by the media. Research by the Europe region of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC).Read More
The Financial Times is taking steps to correct gender imbalance in the sources quoted in its news stories.Read More
The School of Journalism Setguulch (Mongolia) has just launched its initiative “For quality and equality in journalism content” dedicated to journalism students and young journalists.Read More
European Parliament report on gender equality in the media sector in the EU (2017/2210(INI))Read More