Opening Session of the Gender and Media Forum Photo: Lavinia Mohr
Political turmoil in Bangkok, Thailand, has not prevented participants from 80 countries gathering for the opening session of the Global Forum on Gender and Media which takes place 2-4 December 2013.
UN Women Executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addressed by video message the opening session in a video message.
The Forum is organized by UNESCO with WACC as one of six key partners. WACC staff are moderating two important sessions
Central to the debates taking place is the recognition that if the media are to accomplish their democratic potential then they should reflect diversity in society and ensure plurality and transparency of ownership and content.
It is expected that the Forum will establish a Global Alliance on Media and Gender.