"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.
Alabama’s major newspapers dedicate their Sunday editions to essays by women following signing of a bill that criminalizes most abortions in the state.Read More
The Financial Times is taking steps to correct gender imbalance in the sources quoted in its news stories.Read More
“What Gets Measured Gets Done” #WGMGD campaign aims to bridge the gender gap in news and information media by 2025.Read More
Reflections by Jennifer Lee, U.S. Feminist Filmmaker and International Ambassador of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP)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
Analyses of Clinton coverage in U.S. mediaRead More
Like in many other technology companies, women and ethnic minorities are vastly underrepresented in Twitter's workforce.The company now demonstrates willingness to begin to correct the highly unrepresentative staffing.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.
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