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Intensive week with summer school about increased gender equality in the media

It has been an intense week at JMG with more than 30 students from eight different countries at AGEMI's summer school about increased gender equality in the media.

It has been an intense week at JMG with more than 30 students from eight different countries at AGEMI's summer school about increased gender equality in the media.

Together with researchers and representatives of the media industry from several European countries, the students have discussed how gender equality can be better.

The week has consisted of both practical exercises and lectures by experienced researchers and professional female representatives from the media industry.

Time for action

"Our problem is no longer lack of information - now we need methods for action", declares Maria Edström who  has been a researcher of gender equality and the media for a long time.

During the summer school there have been many occasions for meetings and exchange of experience between students, researchers and representatives from media. Discussions have been intense about how the situation can be improved.

The students have tested the resource bank with good practices created within the EU-funded AGEMI project (Gender Equality in Media Industries).

They have also worked with MOJO, journalism in the mobile phone. This fall, they will be given the opportunity for a week's internship at an editorial board in an EU country.

The results of their work will be published on a platform with Open Access, open to everyone, on AGEMI's website.

It is being developed by a group of researchers and practitioners from three universities (Newcastle, Padova, Gothenburg) and two associations of media professionals (EFJ and COPEAM).

This project is co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme of the European Union.