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  • Community media networks in Latin America

    Community media networks in Latin America

    Community, alternative and popular radio stations have a long tradition in Latin America that began in the middle of the 20th century. They accompanied the struggles of social organizations and popular sectors against dictatorial or authoritarian states despite the fact that those states persecuted them or, in the best of cases, ignored them. At the same time, they always demanded legal recognition.

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    María Soledad Segura
    Posted: February 25, 2018
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  • On the Screen MD2018-1

    On the Screen MD2018-1

    The INTERFILM Jury at the 74th Mostra internazionale d’arte cinematografica in Venice (August 30 to September 9, 2017) gave the 8th INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue to Los versos del olvido (Oblivion verses) directed by Alireza Khatami (France, Germany, Netherlands, Chile, 2017).

    Staff
    Posted: February 25, 2018
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  • Genre et radiodiffusion

    Genre et radiodiffusion

    La Conférence des Nations Unies sur les femmes tenue en 1995 a souligné le rôle essentiel des médias dans la promotion de l’égalité des genres dans tous les domaines, les parties prenantes se s’étaient accordées sur la nécessité d’unir leurs efforts pour lutter contre « les images stéréotypées des femmes et l’inégalité de l’accès et de la participation à tous les systèmes de communication », en particulier les médias. 

    Evelyne Faye
    Posted: February 25, 2018
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  • Gender mainstreaming in journalism and communication schools

    Gender mainstreaming in journalism and communication schools

    “The absence of substantive education about gender issues and newsroom culture in university journalism courses, helps to maintain systemic gender inequality in the industry” (Louise North, 2010).

    UNESCO / UNTWIN
    Posted: February 25, 2018
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  • Violence against women in media and digital content

    Violence against women in media and digital content

    Defined by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, as “any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field”, violence against women (VAW) constitutes the main obstacle for women’s human rights.

    Aimée Vega Montiel
    Posted: February 25, 2018
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  • Imagine media that promote gender justice

    Imagine media that promote gender justice
    The following article is a shortened version of a speech given at the WACC Congress on “Communication is Peace: Building viable communities” (South Africa, 6-10 October 2008). At that time, Joanne Sandler was Deputy Executive Director-Program of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).  Joanne Sandler
    Posted: February 25, 2018
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  • Investing in young women: Sustaining women-led community media

    Investing in young women: Sustaining women-led community media
    The legacy of women’s media networks that negotiated for the broadening of the Women and the Media section of the Beijing Platform for Action, to reflect the opportunity for women to be recognized as producers of their own media form, was the inclusion of the Strategic Objective in Section J which recognizes the need to increase the participation and access of women to expression and decision-making in and through the media and new technologies of communication. Sian Rolls
    Posted: February 25, 2018
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  • Technology and women’s empowerment

    Technology and women’s empowerment

    If the monitoring of media content over the last 40 years has shown anything, it is that women’s ability to be seen and heard have not progressed at the same rate as their real-life roles.

    Carolyn M. Byerly
    Posted: February 25, 2018
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  • Les Régulateurs des médias audiovisuels: Acteurs pour l’égalité de genre

    Les Régulateurs des médias audiovisuels: Acteurs pour l’égalité de genre
    Cette contribution au dossier que prépare L’Alliance mondiale genre et médias (GAMAG) en vue de prendre part activement à la 62ème session de la CSW en mars 2018 ne porte pas sur un thème en relation avec la « participation et accès des femmes aux médias » mais plutôt sur un acteur du paysage médiatique, généralement peu connu alors que son rôle est primordial dans la promotion de l’égalité de genre. Amina Lemrini Elouahabi
    Posted: February 25, 2018
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  • A hard ladder to climb: women and power in media industries

    A hard ladder to climb: women and power in media industries

    When women media professionals attain very senior editorial positions, their achievement continues to make front page news, such is its rare occurrence.

    Karen Ross
    Posted: February 24, 2018
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