In November, feminist media activists around the world will be participating in the fourth Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), the world’s largest research and advocacy project on gender in the news media. For one day, volunteers from grassroots community organizations, university researchers and media workers will track news media around the world to determine how women and gender issues are represented, document stereotyping in news media, and find out how women participate as newsmakers (as authorities and experts, for example).
Findings from the GMMP will be used by gender and communication activists to advocate for gender-responsive media policies, capacity-building in news organizations and gender-aware media literacy. The results of the GMMP will be published in time for key global processes scheduled for 2010, including the Beijing +15 review and the Millennium Development Goals Review Summit.
If you’d like to get involved by becoming a volunteer media monitor, get in touch with the national coordinator for your region.
For more information, visit the GMMP website.