Monday, January 29, 2018

Comparing Gender and Media Equality Across the Globe

What if we could compile global, comparable sex-disaggregated data on the news media and make it into an open database?
That is exactly what we are working on in a research project at the University of Gothenburg.
Thanks to the Swedish Research Council and professor Monika Djerf-Pierre this data base is about to come true. In the project Comparing Gender and Media Equality Across the Globe we have collected data from the IWMF-study, The Global media Monitoring Project reports and the EIGE-study on the media sector and combined it with other global statistics.  We are now in the phase of running the data, making quality checks and doing first analysis of the material. The picture is from our second project meeting in October 2018, gathering in the front row: Sarah Macharia, WACC, Karen Ross, University of Newcastle, Claudia Padovani, University of Padova and in the back row Monika Djerf Pierre, Maria Edström and Mathias Färdigh. 
here is an article about the project from our first meeting.

In 2019 the GEM data base will be open for anyone to use.Then we will also launch our book, published by Nordicom. Keep you posted.

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