• Wednesday, November 26, 2014
  • A program of IPS Inter Press Service supported by the Dutch MDG3 Fund

    Women in the Media: IPS Joins UNESCO Initiative

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    How to address the main problems faced by women working in the media?

    As a part of the Women Make the News 2009 celebration, UNESCO has teamed up with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) to produce a handbook entitled Getting the Balance Right, which provides a guide on how to address some of these problems.

    Launched annually on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March), Women Make the News is a global initiative aimed at promoting gender equality in the media.

    This year, UNESCO invited media organisations, professional associations, journalists’ unions and women working in the media to submit their own stories on experiences and best practices in “advocating for, developing and implementing policies to ensure equality for women journalists”.

    IPS joined the initiative by submitting two global stories on this topic, both written by the Editor in Chief Miren Gutierrez, as well as an analysis of women in the media in Peru by Blanca Rosales.

    WOMEN-MEDIA: Stuck at the Starting Gate
    WOMEN-MEDIA: Conspicuous By Their Absence
    MEDIA-PERU: Women Outnumber, But Men Have the Power

    The selected stories are featured on the ‘Women Make the News 2009” web page.

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