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A Study on Diversity and Equality in the French-speaking Press in Belgium PDF Print

Keywords: Europe, Belgium, French, diversity, equality, ethics, study, survey, press

The Association of Professional Journalists (AJP) published the first study that examines the diversity and equality in the French-speaking press in Belgium. The study examined 2225 articles of six newspapers over a period of 3 days.

The results of the study show that the media coverage in the French-speaking press in Belgium is largely male-dominated with less than 18% of women being present. The coverage of minority groups is scant with an overwhelming majority (83%) of the news focusing on "white" Caucasians. The study also shows that disabled people are often ignored by the press; among the 2225 news articles, only 32 disabled people (representing 0.33% of news coverage) were mentioned in the news.

The study is only available in French.

A Study on Diversity and Equality in the French-speaking Press in Belgium

 

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