Studies/Reports/Publications
Ofcom Publishes Report on Measuring Media Plurality PDF Print

Published: 19 June 2012

ofcomOfcom has published its report on measuring media plurality.The report is for the Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt, who in October 2011 asked Ofcom to consider how to measure media plurality and to report back by June 2012. Media plurality helps to support a democratic society by ensuring citizens are informed by a diverse range of views and by preventing too much influence over political processes by one media owner or outlet. Ofcom considers that the scope of any plurality review should be limited to news and current affairs.

 
New Issue of Bristol Globe: The Magazine that Celebrates Bristol’s Diversity PDF Print

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Posted: 29 June 2012

Region: UK

The second edition of ‘Bristol Globe’ is out now! The magazine is the publication from Bristol City of Sanctuary (BCoS), an organisation that works to welcome refugees and asylum seekers to the city of Bristol.

 
Study on media coverage of ethnicity & religion in Europe PDF Print

ejistudycoverpicPosted: 31 May 2012

Region: European Union

What are the key ingredients of good examples of media coverage of ethnicity and religion? Journalism practices that are based on in-depth reporting, providing background information, explaining legal contexts, considering the impact, giving a voice to the voiceless, showing respect, raising awareness about diversity, avoiding stereotypes, taking a stand on discrimination, moving beyond the event and minimizing harm.

This is one of the main findings of the study “Getting the facts right: reporting ethnicity and religion” conducted by the Media Diversity Institute in partnership with the International Federation of Journalists and ARTICLE 19.

 
Women and the News: Speak Up, Speak Out PDF Print

SpeakUpphotoPublished: 9 March 2012

Region: Worldwide

The Internews toolkit ‘Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Reporting on Human Rights Issues’ seeks to help journalists and other content creators learn the basics of reporting on women’s and other human rights issues.

Respect for the rights of women and girls worldwide continues to lag behind that for the rights of men.

 
Gender Pay Gap Must End, Says IFJ PDF Print

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Published: 7 March 2012

Region: Worldwide

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today marked the 101st International Women's Day by calling on media organisations to end the persisting gender pay gap in journalism. The IFJ published jointly with WageIndicator a global report on Gender Pay Gap in Journalism which shows that women journalists continue to face persisting discrimination in wages and benefits.

 
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