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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.

 


LGBT*IQA Storytelling- Queer Archive Project

A WACC partner project by LGBT*IQA Association Okvir to develop an archive of LGBTQ struggles in the Balkans during the 1990s-2016 war and post-conflict years. Bringing visibility to the stories of survival of LGBT*IQA persons and refugees.



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Ireland: Civil society holds national broadcaster accountable

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) calls audiences to complain to the national broadcaster RTÉ on the launch of a new sitcom 'The Centre' that negatively portrays a transgender woman character.

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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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The Right to Freedom of Expression is essential for Gender Equality

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