"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.
IA report by the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development.Read More
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.Read More
Tunisia becomes the second country after Palestine to sign the Declaration on Media Freedom in the Arab World.Read More
Marzia Nawrozi on portrayal of Afghan women in local and international news.Read More
A documentary on the globalization of beauty standards.Read More
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.
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
Globally, in what news medium is the gender gap in reporters the narrowest?
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Female news reporters are most present in radio at 41%, and least present in print news at 35%. The proportion of female reporters has increased most dramatically on radio compared to print and television news over the past 15 years.
Consult the Global Media Monitoring Project reports for more information.