• Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  • A program of IPS Inter Press Service supported by the Dutch MDG3 Fund

    IWD: Visualising Gender and Media

    By Mapping Global Media Policy*

    “This is the first global initiative that adopts an innovative approach – data collection, organisation and visualisation – concerning [gender and media].”

    Gender and Media Sunburst. Credit: Mapping Global Media Policy

    To mark International Women’s Day, the Mapping Global Media Policy project invites you to visit the Mapping Gender & Media database. This archive provides access to information concerning individuals, organisations, policy documents and other resources that are relevant to Gender-oriented Communication Governance (GoC_Gov) in the trans-national context.

    Mapping Gender & Media is a thematic section of a broader archive devoted to Mapping Global Media Policy. It is work-in-progress, but a good starting point to focus on the gendered dimensions of communication policies and broader governance processes.

    This is the first global initiative that adopts an innovative approach – data collection, organisation and visualisation – concerning this specific topic.

    Mapping Gender & Media allows to visualise archived data in different ways:

    • listing, searching and exploring single profiles
    • filtering the overall thematic section according to levels of action, themes and relevant policy processes
    • exploring connections and disconnections amongst profiles through network visualisations.

    For information, comments and suggestions, please contact: Claudia Padovani, DSPGI, University of Padova (claudia.padovani@unipd.it)

    * Mapping Global Media Policy is an independent project initiated by the Global Media Policy Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), hosted and supported by an academic consortium led by Media@McGill, a research and public outreach hub based at McGill University (Canada), and including University of Padova (Italy) and the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at Central European University (Hungary).

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