"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
A WACC partner project by LGBT*IQA Association Okvir to develop an archive of LGBTQ struggles in the Balkans during the 1990s-2016 war and post-conflict years. Bringing visibility to the stories of survival of LGBT*IQA persons and refugees.
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
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