GMMP 2010 report to be launched on 29 September
| || ||The Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) report will be launched on 29 September 2010|
The GMMP is the world’s largest and longest running research and advocacy initiative on gender in the world news media. The research – or media monitoring with a gender lens – has taken place every five years since 1995. Research for the 4th GMMP was carried out on 10 November 2009 by volunteer organisations, groups and individuals in 108 countries around the world.
News media outlets monitored were selected on the basis of reach, density, and diversity. In total:
- 1,281 newspapers, television stations, and radio stations were monitored
- 76 national news websites and 8 international news websites were reviewed
- 17,795 news items were coded. These were reported, presented or announced by 21,813 news staff and contained 38,253 news subjects (or people seen, heard or read about in the news).
The global report launch will be accompanied by simultaneous launches of the GMMP regional and national reports in several countries around the world. To view the list of participating countries, visit http://www.whomakesthenews.org/regional-and-national-coordinators-2009-2010.html.
Of special interest in the reports will be statistics on trends in women’s presence in the news since 1995, trends in reportage on different topics disaggregated by sex of news reporters and presenters, and trends in the quality of reportage from a gender perspective.
A plan of action for media professionals and civil society committed to gender-ethical news media will be presented.
Full details of the global, regional and national launches will be announced soon.