"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.
The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dubravka Šimonović is seeking input on good law practices regulating violence against women and sexual harassment online.Read More
IA report by the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development.Read More
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.Read More
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).
Learn how to apply the Global Media Monitoring Project methodology using print examples.Read More
"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.Read More
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.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: