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Gender equality in journalism and the news - November 11, 2015

Results of the latest study by the Global Media Monitoring Project, which looks at the portrayal and representation of women in the news media, will be released on November 23. 

The report and other materials will be available at www.whomakesthenews.org after the release.

The Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) is the largest research and advocacy initiative in the world on gender equality in news and journalism.

The 2015 report includes data from 114 countries and provides analysis and case studies at global, regional and national levels, including trends detected since the first GMMP was conducted in 1995.  In 1995, data was collected from 71 countries. Participation has grown for each subsequent GMMPs held in 2000, 2005 and 2010 and 2015.

In addition to tracking trends in traditional news media, GMMP 2015 for the first time will include comprehensive data on gender portrayal and representation in digital media forms.

The GMMP is coordinated by the World Association of Christian Communication - a global network that promotes communication rights for social justice and sustainable development. The worldwide media monitoring is implemented collaboratively with women’s rights organizations, grassroots groups, media associations, faith-based / interfaith organizations, university students and researchers across the world.

The World Council of Churches is assisting in disseminating the results of the study as it pertains to ongoing gender-equity work being done by many member denominations. For information regarding Church and Society's work on women and girls, visit our issues page and find resources on children, domestic violence, family planning, and more.