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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.

 


Discriminatory Practices Against Female Anchors in Egypt

An article by The New York Times regarding the recent suspension of eight female news anchors due to their body image.

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Fictional Stories for Real Life Awareness in the Middle East

A new initiative by The Womanity Foundation on raising awareness on gender inequality through the use of radio and animation.

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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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The Right to Freedom of Expression is essential for Gender Equality

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