"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.
Tunisia becomes the second country after Palestine to sign the Declaration on Media Freedom in the Arab World.Read More
Marzia Nawrozi on portrayal of Afghan women in local and international news.Read More
A call for comment submissions from the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women on the updated draft of General Recommendation No. 19 (1992) on Violence Against Women.Read More
An article by Al Jazeera on the experiences of local female journalists in Gaza who work with foreign correspondents, referred to as "fixers". Featuring also a TED talk by Gaza's first female "fixer" Ameera Harouda.Read More
Projet de développement d’une démarche de monitoring des programmes en vue de combattre les stéréotypes fondés sur le genre et de promouvoir la culture de l’égalité hommes-femmes à travers les medias télévisuels. Initiative de la Haute Autorité de la Comunication Audiovisuelle, Royaume du Maroc. La HACA s'est inspirée des indicateurs du GMMP et des indicateurs de l’UNESCO.Read More
A tweet chat to discuss the role of the media in ending gender violence on Friday 28 November 2014, starting at 09:00 GMTRead More
White men disproportionately dominate most fields, but even the BBC's flagship political panel show seems incapable of gender (or ethnic) balance.Read More
A workshop for journalists to create awareness for fair, balanced and inclusive news coverage. Organised by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) and Uganda Journalists Union (UJU) with support from the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN). Uganda, 23-24 May, 2014.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: