• Tuesday, September 23, 2014
  • A program of IPS Inter Press Service supported by the Dutch MDG3 Fund

    Talking Gender: Why Media’s Language Matters


    The number of women journalists in the Mekong region has been increasing, giving gender equality a boost in what used to be a male-dominated industry. In spite of this, discussions on gender-sensitivity in the Mekong media have not gone as far as it does compared to other parts of the world. While basic issues such as the differences between men and women are discussed, there is a need to recognize that the inclusion of women’s views and gender-friendly language make better stories. This video, produced under the IPS Asia Pacific Communicating Change project analyzes the importance of having gender sensitive language in the coverage of media stories.



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