"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.
Trainee reporter Ambika Raja of the New Indian Express in Kozhikode, Kerala wins NWMI FellowshipRead More
The Indian Express newspaper's month-long campaign featuring gender-focused news stories designed to challenge gender stereotypes and give women and sexual minorities a fair share in news coverage.Read More
A documentary on the globalization of beauty standards.Read More
Why does the media never invite women to comment on publicly debated issues such as the reform of the Planning Commission, asks DEVAKI JAIN.Read More
Gender groups appeal to social networking site to remove gender-offensive speech
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.
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