SESSION CHAIR: "Speaking truth to power about gender and communication: International and regional policy developments towards Beijing+20 - joint panel with Working Group on Global Media Policy."

TitleSESSION CHAIR: "Speaking truth to power about gender and communication: International and regional policy developments towards Beijing+20 - joint panel with Working Group on Global Media Policy."
Publication TypeConference Paper
Author(s)Padovani, C.
Affiliation (1st Chair)University of Padova
Section or WGGender and Communication Section with Global Media Policy Working Group
DateWed 26 June
Slot CodeGENW2a
Slot Code (Keyword)GENW2a
Time of Session11:00-12:30
RoomQG27
Session TitleSpeaking truth to power about gender and communication: International and regional policy developments towards Beijing+20 - joint panel with Working Group on Global Media Policy.
Abstract

Normative frameworks and recommendations related to the problematic nexus of gender andcommunication have been elaborated over the past two decades, starting with the Platform for Action adopted at the Beijing World Conference on Women (1995) and moving on to the World Summit on the Information Society (2003-2005) and its follow ups. In spite of on-going efforts to foster those standards, supranational and national media policies and media organizations do not seem to have made great progress in implementing principles aimed at promoting gender equality in and through the media. This panel addresses core questions such as: what has been the power of existing normative frameworks in structuring social change and fostering gender equity in and through the media? Are media policy interventions, at all levels, being ideated and implemented with a much referred to ‘gender-aware’ and ‘gendersensitive approach’? Do existing monitoring practices, critical analyses and stock-taking exercises inform policy debates related to the diffusion and use of media and information technologies? How could disconnections of knowledge and understandin" amon"st media
professionals, scholars, advocates and
policy-makers be addressed and
overcome?
This panel fosters a conversation aimed at sharin" the research-based knowled"e developed within a worldwide scholarly community in recent years and translate is it in an input to a major upcoming international event: the Unesco sponsored Global Forum on Media and Gender, to be held in Novembre 2013.

Presentations

the list of speakers (and order of intervention):
Claudia Padovani
Ioana Borza (EIGE)
Karen Ross
Carolyn Byerly
Aimée Vega Montiel
Susan Abbott (Internews)

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