"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.
European Parliament report on gender equality in the media sector in the EU (2017/2210(INI))Read More
The just-published BBC's gender pay gap report for 2017/2018 shows some progress has been made during the past year.Read More
Introducing Gender Equal Media Scotland (GEMScot), an initiative created to transform media in Scotland through feminist research, journalism and advocacy.Read More
Producing media content that promotes feminism, women's politics and resistance strategies to rising militarism, racism and nationalism. by BeFem feminist and cultural centre, Serbia.Read More
Ageism in the media. A report on research on gender portrayal in German television and film.Read More
A documentary on the globalization of beauty standards.Read More
A call for comment submissions from the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women on the updated draft of General Recommendation No. 19 (1992) on Violence Against Women.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: