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New data from global research with additional analysis of Covid-19 news Twenty-five years after the Fourth UN World Conference on Women (Beijing), the news media remain far from being inclusive spaces for women, vulnerable women, and historically marginalized groups, according to preliminary results released by......

When she began her stint last September as an international development intern at WACC, Sohailia Saywack said she expected to be “deeply immersed” in the 2020 Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), the organization’s flagship initiative that studies the representation of women in the world’s news media.   “I......

Lockdowns and curfews intended to contain the spread of Covid-19 have led to a free-fall into gender-based violence (GBV) this year. According to UN Women,“this is the shadow pandemic growing amidst the Covid-19 crisis” and everyone has a role to play to address it, including the......

Drawing on data from the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), and the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), this book offers new insights into the qualities, causes, and consequences of gender equality in and through the news media. The book......

Toronto – The Covid-19 pandemic did not put a damper on the 2020 Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), Tuesday, Sept. 29, attracting thousands of volunteers from 145 countries worldwide. GMMP 2020 is the sixth in a series of extensive gender and media monitoring studies conducted......

Just over three months following the decision to postpone the global monitoring day, we have made strides towards preparing for this unique GMMP.  Prof. Krizstina Rozgonyi with her students at the University of Vienna conducted a pilot test of the new ‘GMMP-during-Covid’ coding instruments on Twitter and Internet news, with results that are both encouraging and concerning. Read Rozgonyi’s analysis and some of her students reactions in this issue....

The dual shadow cast by Covid-19 pandemic and the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by police brutality has made many of us in the United States of America “see” things which often go unreported or underreported in the media landscape. The dual pandemic has unveiled social inequities as never before. News media have been relentlessly capturing evolving impact stories of Covid-19 as well as systemic racism. 

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