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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.

 


Equidad de género en la prensa escrita de la ciudad de Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

Representación de las mujeres y los hombres de la sección local en los medios impresos de la ciudad de Saltillo. El Diario de Coahuila, el Zócalo de Saltillo y el Vanguardia. Autores: Hernández Méndez, Hortencia  y Noriega, Sofía.

 

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Media Literacy Key to Closing Gender Gap

Dr. Shimi Kang reflects on the importance of media literacy for developing a critical awareness of media influence on understandings of sexuality, gender and ultimately lived gender equality.

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Cyber violence against women and girls

IA report by the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development.

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Why the question "who makes the news?" matters

Why the question “Who makes the news?” matters for equality, feminism and society. A personal take by behind-the-scenes Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) student intern Esther Franke.

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Eliminating Discrimination: Good Practices Questionnaire

A call for submissions from the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practice.
Elimination de la discrimination à l’égard des femmes : Questionnaire concernant les bonnes pratiques.
La eliminación de la discriminación y el empoderamiento de la mujer: Cuestionario sobre buenas prácticas.

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Call for Applications: Gender and Media Awards 2016 Summit

A call for applications by Gender Links and the South African Broadcasting Association on the topics of gender equality in media.

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Call for Papers: Gender, Politics, and the Media.

A call for papers on the subject of gender, politics, and the media, by the Journal of the Italian Association of Political Communication.

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Creating Stronger News Media Organizations by Increasing Gender Diversity

A handbook published by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers discussing the steps taken towards achieving gender diversity in news media organizations.

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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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