Women in the UK Radio Industry are Under Represented PDF Print

soundskill2Published: 1 November 2011

Country: UK

Women in the UK radio industry are significantly under-represented at senior levels, according to a new report produced by Skillset for Sound Women, a new organisation dedicated to highlighting the issues faced by women in the radio industry.

Belgian Survey of Diversity and Equality in the Francophone Press PDF Print

diversitereportPublished: 12 October 2011

Country: Belgium

The Association of Professional Journalists (AJP) has published the first study that examines the diversity and equality in the French-speaking press in Belgium. The study examined 2225 articles of six newspapers over a period of 3 days.

Council of Europe Plea to Media in Fight Against Poverty PDF Print

mapofeupovertyPublished: 23 September 2011

Region: EU

The Council of Europe in Strasbourg is calling for media to step up and focus more attention on the plight of people and communities who are the victims of discrimination, poverty and social exclusion. 

Uncovering Media Bias: The “Ground Zero Mosque” Case Study PDF Print


Published: 16 September 2011

Region: USA & Worldwide

Research conducted by the International Center on Media & the Public Agenda (ICMPA), at the University of Maryland (USA), and the Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación of the University Autònoma of Barcelona (Spain); in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

“The media representation of Islam is repeatedly linked to controversial events and conflicts. One such example is the controversy of the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque,” a local New York City debate that became a US national issue, then a global issue, catalyzing international media attention around this contentious label.” – excerpt from the study

This study is intended to be an initial step towards a deeper analysis of how concrete media messages (in time and location) facilitate cultural perceptions that deliver political language, ultimately channelling policy (locally and globally).

Developing Learning Resource Kit for Gender-Ethical Journalism PDF Print

ifj3dlogoPosted: 16 July 2011

Region: Worldwide

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) have launched a project to promote fair gender portrayal within media houses and the journalistic profession.

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