Gender and media

NEWS | 29 Mar 2021

Upcoming webinar about gender equality in the media

Camera filming a womanOn 28 April 2021, Nordicom and the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) at the University of Gothenburg will hold a webinar about the project Comparing Gender and Media Equality Across the Globe (GEM). Meet the editors and authors, listen to presentations of the main takeaways, and take part in discussions about why gender and media still matters.

NEWS | 23 Nov 2020

The news media won’t reach gender equality for another 70 years

Camera filming womanWomen are underrepresented in the news media in almost every country in the world. If progress does not accelerate, it will be several decades before the news media reaches gender equality. These are results from a study published by Nordicom, in which a group of researchers have developed a new index, measuring gender equality in the news media.

NEWS | 8 Mar 2019

A celebration of feminist media scholars and activists

Today, on the International Women’s Day, we are highlighting one of the chapters in an upcoming anthology. The chapter explores how gender inequalities are reproduced and transformed via media.

 - It can be seen as a celebration to the work of feminist media scholars and activists, says researcher Sara De Vuyst, one of the authors of the chapter.

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.

PUBLICATIONS | 1 Dec 2017

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.

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