Gender in the media

Female community radio journalist in Bangladesh

Gender in the media

Gender equality in and through the media is essential in achieving our goal: journalists function as change agents and contribute to a diverse and professional media landscape.

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TV anchor in Pakistan


Safe haven from the trolls: A network for Pakistani women journalists

Many journalists in Pakistan face online harassment and in the case of women, the abuse they get is often sexual in nature.

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Photographer Bnar Sardar by Jodi Hilton


Gender-based violence against female journalists: A ‘double attack’

Each year, journalists face threats and are even killed for reporting the news. Female journalists face an extra risk: that of being a woman. 

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Portrait photo of Nanu from Freedom Forum in Nepal.


Changing female presence in the Nepali media

How one woman can make a difference for female journalists in Nepal.

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Our work on gender equality

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Gender in the media projects

  • Online safety for female journalists in Pakistan

  • Congolese women UCOFEM

    Improving the representation of Congolese women in the media

  • Female journalists make a stand for neglected groups in Indonesia

'It's important that we analyse why women are less represented in decision making positions and come up with interventions to create equal opportunities for women.' 

Leon Willems, director of Free Press Unlimited