Report of sessions from the 36th IAWRT Biennial Conference, which was held in New Delhi, India,15-18 December 2015. Under the banner of 'Speaking Truth to Power' topics included the safety and empowerment of women journalists, freedom of the media, conflict reporting, hate-speech on the internet, feminism though the decades and the oficial launch of the IAWRT Gender Mainstreaming report.
The eight country study of public radio and television, lead by Greta Gober & Diana Iulia Nastasia, measured representation of gender and other social justice measures such as age, ethnicity, and sexual diversity, across four continents and eight countries. It has revealed that gender inequalities persist on both radio and television. Men account for a majority of those who speak in the public media across countries and continents. Additionally, there is little to no diversity among those who speak in the media in terms of sexuality, age, ethnicity, and ability. Besides the deep denial of the voice of women, female subjects are stereotypical and over sexualized.
Highlights of findings: Global Media Monitoring Report 2015 (GMMP), It is the World Association for Christian Communication's (WACC) flagship media monitoring and advocacy initiative, running since 1995 that pursues gender inequality in and through the world news media. and non-governmental organisations, that builds on communication rights in order to promote social justice.