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Christian Communication (WACC) and its partners worldwide are organising ’Who Makes the News? Three Weeks of Global Action on Gender and the Media.
The Who Makes the News? campaign is based on the findings of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) 2005 which brought together hundreds of gender and media groups in 76 countries in February 2005 to monitor the representation of women and men in the news media. Endorsed by both
UNIFEM and UNESCO, the "Who Makes the News?" campaign aims to promote gender equality in the media by challenging the news media to take substantial and immediate action to ensure that they represent women and men in a fair and balanced way.
You can join this amazing initiative by visiting the new Who Makes the News? website on http://www.whomakesthenews.org
The website includes
– Information on Who Makes the News? Three Weeks of Global Action on Gender and the Media http://www.whomakesthenews.org/who_makes_the_news
– Toolkits and Action Packs to give you ideas on how to get involved in the campaign in your communities, at work or online: http://www.whomakesthenews.org/get_involved
– A whole area dedicated to the various events and activities that will take place worldwide during the campaign: http://www.whomakesthenews.org/events
– Spaces to make your voice heard through regular polls and share your views and experiences of the media through exciting and thoughtful blog discussions http://www.whomakesthenews.org/ and
– An extensive press room area with all relevant information and contacts for all journalists wanting interviews, quotes, photos, etc.
On 15th February 2006 at 10.00AM GMT the results of the global and national GMMP reports will be live on the site at the same time as they are unveiled at the international launch of the global GMMP 2005
report, Who Makes the News? in London. This event will bring together leading figures from the mainstream media and civil society to discuss the representation of women and men in the news media. A live blog feed
from the launch in London will be available giving you access to the lively discussions that the Who Makes the News? 2005 report will generate.
To keep updated with all news, views and latest alerts you can register to our information list at:
send an email to: whomakesthenews-subscribe chez gn.apc.org