Council of Europe Plea to Media in Fight Against Poverty PDF Print

mapofeupovertyPublished: 23 September 2011

Region: EU

The Council of Europe in Strasbourg is calling for media to step up and focus more attention on the plight of people and communities who are the victims of discrimination, poverty and social exclusion. 

Uncovering Media Bias: The “Ground Zero Mosque” Case Study PDF Print


Published: 16 September 2011

Region: USA & Worldwide

Research conducted by the International Center on Media & the Public Agenda (ICMPA), at the University of Maryland (USA), and the Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación of the University Autònoma of Barcelona (Spain); in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

“The media representation of Islam is repeatedly linked to controversial events and conflicts. One such example is the controversy of the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque,” a local New York City debate that became a US national issue, then a global issue, catalyzing international media attention around this contentious label.” – excerpt from the study

This study is intended to be an initial step towards a deeper analysis of how concrete media messages (in time and location) facilitate cultural perceptions that deliver political language, ultimately channelling policy (locally and globally).

Developing Learning Resource Kit for Gender-Ethical Journalism PDF Print

ifj3dlogoPosted: 16 July 2011

Region: Worldwide

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) have launched a project to promote fair gender portrayal within media houses and the journalistic profession.

Media Matters - media as a central part of development policy PDF Print

Published: 30 November 2010mm1

Region: Worldwide

The Global Forum for Media Development launched a new publication “Media Matters – GFMD 2009-2011” setting out its arguments for making media a central part of development policy and highlighting how the GFMD has created real co-operation within the media development sector.

Report suggests Media present a 'Male view of the world' PDF Print

Posted: 4 October 2010soldiers

Location: Worldwide

The view of the world presented by the news media in 2010 is largely a male one according to an international research report.

The research conducted in 108 countries, shows that 76% of the voices heard or read are those of men, and women remain significantly under represented.

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