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Upcoming webinar about gender equality in the media

On 28 April 2021, Nordicom and the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) at the University of Gothenburg will hold a webinar about the project Comparing Gender and Media Equality Across the Globe (GEM). Meet the editors and authors, listen to presentations of the main takeaways, and take part in discussions about why gender and media still matters.

What are the causes and consequences of the lack of women in the news? Gender equality and freedom of expression are fundamental values crucial for achieving a sustainable world. This webinar focuses on the (lack of) achievements for women in the media, and how to move forward.

The webinar is based on the project Comparing Gender and Media Equality Across the Globe, conducted by JMG, and presented in an anthology published by Nordicom. During the webinar, the main takeaways from the project will be discussed, and the Open Access GEM dataset will be introduced. After this, an international panel will share their thoughts about the project and discuss what needs to be done to reach a gender equal media world.

Date and time: 28 April 2021, 15:00–17:00 (CEST).

Agenda

  • The GEM project: Presentation and discussion of main results and takeaways. Introduction of the GEM-Index and the GEM dataset. The editors and authors.
  • Panel discussion: Looking ahead. Representatives from GMMP, Fojo, IWMF, Gender Links and AKAS. Moderator: Maria Edström.
  • Q & A

Confirmed participants:

Monika Djerf-Pierre, Professor, Department of Journalism, Media & Communication (JMG), University of Gothenburg.

Maria Edström, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, Media & Communication (JMG), University of Gothenburg.

Mathias A. Färdigh, Senior Lecturer, Department of Journalism, Media & Communication (JMG), University of Gothenburg.

Sarah Macharia, PhD, Manager, Gender & Communication, World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), organising the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP).

Carolyn M. Byerly, Professor, Department of Communication, Culture & Media Studies, School of Communications, Howard University.

Agneta Söderberg Jacobson, Senior Advisor and Gender Expert, Fojo Media Institute, Linnaeus University.

Elisa Lees Muñoz, Executive Director, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).

Tarisai Nyamweda, Communications for Social Change Manager, Gender Links, organising the Southern Africa Gender and Media Progress Study (GMPS).

Luba Kassova, Director and Co-Founder, Addy Kassova Audience Strategy Ltd (AKAS), author of The Missing Perspectives of Women in News and The Missing Perspectives of Women in COVID-19 News.

Contact

Julia Romell
Project assistant at Nordicom
E-mail: julia.romell@gu.se

Further reading

about the project Comparing Gender and Media Equality Across the Globe on JMG's web.