CSW 62: More research on gender and media needed

CSW 62: More research on gender and media needed

Date: March 20, 2018
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By Tarisai Nyamweda

New York, 15 March: The Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) convened a panel on policy dimensions and a research agenda at the ongoing Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

This panel  illustrated how the wider policy framework affects the gender equality dimensions in media and ICTs, including content, women’s access to decision making positions, violence against women journalists online and offline, media and information literacy, freedom of expression, women media workers’ rights, women’s rights and security on digital platforms, and gender mainstreaming within the curricula of communication and journalism programs.

Over the year the research and policy committee has worked to find out the research interests of its members. Focus will be on cross cutting research interests on its members. With its world wide membership GAMAG is well positioned to set the research and policy agenda for gender in the media.

Prof Carolyn Byerly highlighted media conglomeration as one of the major areas that needed research. Media conglomeration has led women to lose out on the access to ownership and decision making in media institutions.

Panelists at the session included interim chair the research and policy  committee of GAMAG Prof. Carolyn Byerly , Aimee Vega Montiel, Dr Maria Edstrom and moderated by Gunilla Ivarson

Watch here for the live broadcast of the deliberations.

This article is part of GL News and Blogs service on coverage of CSW 62.



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