Towards a Global Alliance on Media and Gender: UNESCO Global Forum to take place in Bangkok next week

Shut out and stereotyped – for many women in the Asia-Pacific region this is the reality when it comes to positions of power within mass media outlets and the way they are portrayed through them. In Asia and Oceania, men in the media outnumber women by 4:1, according to the most recent Global Report on the Status of Women in the News Media. The report characterizes women’s representation in decision-making roles in the media as “miniscule”.