Positive news during Covid-19 times
Hilary Nicholson, WMW-Jamaica.
Having to postpone GMMP to later this year was disappointing at the time, however it gives us more time to plan and share ideas. I think one of the things we can usefully share are positive news arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, in contrast to the daily diet of doom and gloom. This will sharpen our GMMP gender lenses and lift our spirits.
For example, Jamaica’s highly competent, quietly efficient but little-known Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie, has become a highly respected ‘household name’ thanks to her regular news updates. Meanwhile media personality Dionne Jackson Miller is being hailed almost daily for her insightful, hard-hitting interviews with the Minister of Health.
The Bahamas now has a new social media star as a result of the explosion of social media activity during COVID lockdowns. Hearing-impaired 28 year-old Kylie Capron, known on Tik Tok as ‘Boss Lady KyKy’ has been teaching sign language to tens of millions of viewers as far away as Sweden! Read more
Television viewership in Egypt is highest during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, during which time new drama series make their debut. GMMP Egypt coordinator Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development (ACT) took the opportunity of the 2019 Ramadan season to monitor gender-based violence in 11 television drama series.
COVID-19 significantly impacts women and girls. This scenario is even more acute when we intersect gender with other social markers such as race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, age and geographical location. ACT Alliance has produced a briefing paper on the gendered dimensions of Covid-19, the main issues and recommendations for policy makers and private sector actors. Among the issues discussed are care work, sexual and gender-based violence, education, and economic justice.
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A space to think and act!
This year 2020 presents an unprecedented challenge but also the greatest opportunity in our 25-year GMMP journey. Covid-19 threw a wrench in our plans, as much as we had organized, trained hard and mobilized for the big day. The pandemic forced us to recalibrate and innovate, at the same time as we remain preoccupied with matters of life, health and livelihood. Read more
Mantengamos la conexión
La realización del VI Monitoreo Mundial de Medios previsto para este año 2020 tuvo que ponerse en pausa, como se puso la vida. Queremos invitar para que mantengamos la conexión en este espacio a partir de las vivencias y relatos que se puedan compartir desde los diversos países y regiones. Mas informacion
Quienes coordinamos el Monitoreo Mundial de Medios en la región de América Latina y el Caribe hispanoparlante y Haití reunidas en esta ciudad rumbo al GMMP para su sexta edición en 2020: Desde 1995 generamos la evidencia de la sub representación de las mujeres en las noticias. Tan solo en el último monitoreo (2015) las mujeres fueron sujetas en solo 27 por ciento de las noticias, a ello se suma el tratamiento sexista y estereotipado. Mas informacion
La investigación realizada en 2019 con apoyo de la Asociación para la Comunicación Cristiana (WACC) aborda cómo los medios tradicionales se refieren a los temas vinculados a estos sectores y cómo los mismos usan la red social Twitter en Argentina. Mas informacio
On the Advancing Gender Equality in Media Industries (AGEMI) web platform is a wealth of free gender and media teaching and learning resources. The AGEMI project leaders GMMP Europe coordinator Karen Ross and Italy coordinator Claudia Padovani encourage use of the online resources, models, database of good practices, learning units and more, to aid teaching in the Covid-19 era. Read more
Malta’s media landscape may remain a largely male-dominated affair, but a newly-launched NGO aims to make a difference. Prof Brenda Murphy, national coordinator for the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) in Malta and founder of Mediating Women, explains. Read more