Gender equality in the news media came under scrutiny by the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) in some 127 countries around the world today. UNIFEM supports the project, recognizing the importance of fairness and balance in the representation of gender in the news. The International Federation of Journalists and numerous national media associations are also involved.
From Argentina to Zimbabwe, Barbados to the Solomon Islands and Australia to Canada, today’s national newspapers, television, radio and internet news broadcasts were monitored and analyzed by the GMMP. Teams of volunteers around the world took part in this one-day research, measuring how well their national media are doing on fair and balanced representation and portrayal of women and men in the news.