Dear editors, reporters, anchors of news organizations, bloggers,
I am writing to you with a personal invitation from UN Women. On 25 November, we will commemorate the International Day to End Violence against Women. It will kick off 16 days of global activism, until 10 December, to halt this gross violation of women’s human rights that affects at least 1 in 3 women and girls worldwide. It is a pandemic that we must stop. To do so, we need your help.
Geneva, 6 November 2014 The Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) has called on UN member…
News media monitoring study by Women for Women's Rights, Palestine, shows that women are vastly under-represented as journalists and in content. “Palestinian women are portrayed … as oppressed, incompetent, exploited, incapable, and unappreciated. They are not viewed as empowered partners in social and economic development. In fact, women who are capable and successful are rarely invited to actively participate in development and share their stories of success".
A report from Uks Research Centre (Pakistan) aimed at promoting gender balance and equality in media. The report profiles good practices of media taking women’s issues into account and supporting women’s participation in media development.
L'apparition de la femme dans les reportages sur la pauvreté rurale contribue à l’aggravation de la marginalisation de la femme rurale, car le contenu de ces reportages véhicule une image stéréotypée de la femme et de la fille. Rapport d'une étude menée par Sauti ya Mwanamke Kijijini (SAMWAKI), une organisation de femmes rurale crée pour assurer la visibilité de la femme rurale dans le developpement local en Sud-Kivu, République démocratique du Congo.
A call to action for the safety and protection of Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) national coordinator for Mauritania Ms. Aminetou Mint El Moctar. International Ambassadors of the GMMP are greatly concerned about her safety following a death threat. Appel aux membres du réseau GMMP de faire tout ce qu'ils peuvent pour créer conscience de la situation et d'exprimer leur solidarité avec Mme Aminetou Mint El Moctar.
The principles of the Yemen Times newspaper are “independence – truth -- human rights advocacy -- knowledge – credibility” and Nadia Al-Sakkaf lives this credo every day in her work at editor and publisher. Al-Sakkaf is also one of the GMMP international ambassadors.
The Media Counci of Kenya's publication Media Observer in its January-March 2014 issue featured an article on a WACC-partner project that monitored gender portrayal and representation in the nation’s political news. “Are Kenyan Media Mere Lapdogs?” asked the article’s headline.
The May 2014 issue of the Gender Equality Newsletter, a publication of the International Federation…