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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.

 


Myanmar: New research on gender and media

Pilot study by the Myanmar Women’s Journalists Society (MWJS) on gender portrayal in Myanmar news media. Supported by the International Media Support and Fojo Media Institute.

 

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Germany: Gendered ageism on the screen

Ageism in the media. A report on research on gender portrayal in German television and film.

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CALL FOR INPUT: Online violence against women

The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dubravka Šimonović is seeking input on good law practices regulating violence against women and sexual harassment online.

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Palestine: Women in media content

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.

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CSW61: Reflections. "Feminists of the World, Unite!"

Jelena Visnjic's reflections on the pre-CSW conference "Gender and Media: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post 2015 Era" hosted by the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) in New York.

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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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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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