"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.
Report on a rapid assessment study of the impact of COVID-19 on the work of women-led organisations affiliated to Mosawa Network.
Update on project“Women in Palestinian Media” implemented by Women and Media Development (TAM) to increase visibility of women in media on issues concerning peace, conflict and security.Read More
Tunisia becomes the second country after Palestine to sign the Declaration on Media Freedom in the Arab World.Read More
An article by The New York Times regarding the recent suspension of eight female news anchors due to their body image.Read More
Marzia Nawrozi on portrayal of Afghan women in local and international news.Read More
A documentary on the globalization of beauty standards.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 published in The Guardian (UK) outlining strategies to make news companies more inclusive.Read More