"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 Signs Media Freedom Declaration

Tunisia becomes the second country after Palestine to sign the Declaration on Media Freedom in the Arab World.

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Maroc: Médias audiovisuels, stéréotypes et l’égalité hommes-femmes

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.

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New report! Gender and global media

UNESCO has released a new report documenting world trends in freedom of expression and media development. Each of the report's four chapters, on freedom (chapter 1), pluralism (chapter 2), independence (chapter 3) and safety (chapter 4), contains a section of gender .

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New publication: Media and gender

Media and gender: A scholarly agenda for the Global Alliance on Media and Gender launched on 16 July 2014 at the IAMCR conference in Hyderabad, India.

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Global Alliance on Media and Gender: Join the discussion

Join the virtual debates to help shape thinking about our new Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) launched in December 2013 at the UNESCO-led Global Forum on Media and Gender.
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UNESCO and partners launch video for gender equality in and through media

14/11/13 | (0) Comments |

"In the spirit of promoting gender equality in the Media, UNESCO and partners have launched a video calling for action on gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media in the form of a Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMG).

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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



The Right to Freedom of Expression is essential for Gender Equality

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