Gender and media

NEWS | 7 Mar 2018

Women direct only one out of ten Icelandic films

Since the mid-1950s, almost 200 Icelandic full-length cinematographic feature films have been produced in Iceland; and nearly all of them have been directed by men. New data from Statistics Iceland cover 70 years of Icelandic film production.

NEWS | 26 Feb 2018

The media is a male business

The leadership of the 100 largest international media corporations is dominated by men. Thirty corporations have no women whatsoever in their top management, according to new statistics compiled by Nordicom.


Yearbook 2017: Beyond the Stereotypes?

Beyond the Stereotypes? Images of Boys and Girls, and their Consequences  is the Clearinghouse Yearbook of 2017. The book explores the influence and consequences of exposure to gender representations on children and youth. 

NEWS | 26 Jun 2017

Online hate speech legislation in the Nordic countries

Online hate speech targets both women and men. However, men are more likely to fall victim to attacks involving threats of violence and references to their profession and competence, whereas women are more likely to experience sexist and sexually charged offences. This is shown in a new report presented by Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK). 

NEWS | 19 May 2017

Women and men in the news 

The report “Women and men in the news”, made on behalf of the Nordic Council of Minister, shows that in all the Nordic countries women are clearly underrepresented in the news media both as news subjects and as sources of information and opinion. Furthermore, women and men are often represented in gender stereotypical ways. 

NEWS | 24 Aug 2016

Comparing gender and media equality

A cross-national study of the qualities, causes and consequences of gender equality in and through the news media has started by a research team at the University of Gothenburg.

NEWS | 29 Apr 2016

Freedom of Speech and Gender Equality Seminar

"Freedom of Speech and Gender Equality - Time for News Media to Step Up" is a Nordic side event on media and gender equality at Unesco’s World Press Freedom Day 2016 in Helsinki. Find more reading on gender and media in the Nordic countries.

EVENT | 16 Mar 2016

Nordic Panel: Fighting Sexism and Hate Speech Online

Gender-based hate speech is a backlash and a threat to women’s presence in the public debate. That’s why sexism online is an issue of democracy. On March 18th, during an event at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, an expert Nordic panel will discuss the available strategies for combatting sexist online bullying.



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