"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.


CALL FOR INPUT: Online violence against women

The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dubravka Šimonović is seeking input on good law practices regulating violence against women and sexual harassment online.

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Cyber violence against women and girls

IA report by the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development.

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Twitter unveils plans to reduce gaps in representation of women and minorities on staff

Like in many other technology companies, women and ethnic minorities are vastly underrepresented in Twitter's workforce.The company now demonstrates willingness to begin to correct the highly unrepresentative staffing.

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ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Toolkit

A comprehensive toolkit for using Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for feminist movements and struggles. The report is produced by Just Associates (JASS), Women'sNet, and the Association  for Progressive Communications (APC).


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Media monitoring: A training webinar

Learn how to apply the Global Media Monitoring Project methodology using print examples.

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Gender diversity gaps in Twitter workforce

"Twitter's global workforce is about as diverse as those of its big-name peers in the tech biz, which is to say, not very diverse at all". Review of Twitter labour statistics released 23 July 2014.

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UN Women and ITU global awards: Technology for gender equality

ITU and UN Women announce a new global technology award that recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality.

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Conference: Imagine a feminist internet

A global conference on gender, sexuality and the internet  convened by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) to develop a collective understanding of gender and internet rights Read More


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



The Right to Freedom of Expression is essential for Gender Equality

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