"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.
The Financial Times is taking steps to correct gender imbalance in the sources quoted in its news stories.Read More
Why does the media never invite women to comment on publicly debated issues such as the reform of the Planning Commission, asks DEVAKI JAIN.Read More
White men disproportionately dominate most fields, but even the BBC's flagship political panel show seems incapable of gender (or ethnic) balance.Read More
Response to Canadian television programme host Steve Paikin on the question: “Why won’t women come on our show?" Ultimately, lack of a systematic strategy to achieve gender parity in content and staffing.