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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.

 


EU: Report on gender equality in the media

European Parliament report on gender equality in the media sector in the EU (2017/2210(INI))

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BBC Gender Pay Gap Narrows

The just-published BBC's gender pay gap report for 2017/2018 shows some progress has been made during the past year.

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New Initiative: Gender Equal Media Scotland

Introducing Gender Equal Media Scotland (GEMScot), an initiative created to transform media in Scotland through feminist research,  journalism and advocacy.

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New Spaces, New Voices: Guide For New Feminist Educational and Media Policies

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.

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Germany: Gendered ageism on the screen

Ageism in the media. A report on research on gender portrayal in German television and film.

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Documentary: The Illusionists

A documentary on the globalization of beauty standards.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Recommendation on Violence Against Women

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.

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Strategies to Achieve Media Gender Equality

An article published in The Guardian (UK) outlining strategies to make news companies more inclusive.

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Rights, Stereotypes, and Gender Equality Issues

What proportion of news stories published on major news websites worldwide focus centrally on women?

13%
15%
17%
19%

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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Who Makes the News blog seeks to encourage a critical engagement with questions about the gender dimensions of print, broadcast and digital media policy and practice.


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