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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.

 


#GenderAnd campaign challenges media sexism in India

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.

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Documentary: The Illusionists

A documentary on the globalization of beauty standards.

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India: Our public intellectual spaces are women free

Why does the media never invite women to comment on publicly debated issues such as the reform of the Planning Commission, asks DEVAKI JAIN.

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India: Gender issues in Election Coverage

GMMP India national coordinator Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) tracks gender-related issues in media coverage of the 2014 general elections. Read More

India: Challenging gender-based hate speech on Facebook

Gender groups appeal to social networking site to remove gender-offensive speech


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Gender difference in reporters

Globally, in what news medium is the gender gap in reporters the narrowest?

Television
Radio
Newspaper

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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