The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies

Posted Sun 14 Nov 2010 - 23:48 | 5,973 views
This is a funky introductory video which explains the Bechdel Test or Mo Movie Test, three simple rules that make it horribly clear how absent women are on the big screen.


The Global Media Monitoring Project 2010

Posted Sun 14 Nov 2010 - 23:27 | 5,327 views
On 10 November 2009, the news media came under scrutiny in 108 countries. Trained volunteers from women's rights organizations, media professional associations, and universities monitored the representation of women and men and gender portrayal in their local news media. The GMMP Report 2010 reveals what they found. The 2010 GMMP is the first to address women in the online news media.


Comic: How we betray our gender

Posted Fri 12 Nov 2010 - 02:13 | 5,028 views
A fantastic comic about online sexism. Witty, creative and elegantly drawn, with comments below that prove the points made in the comic.

Feminist talk

Gender in the online news: The 2010 GMMP

Posted Wed 6 Oct 2010 - 07:41 | 6,565 views
Since the 1995 conference in Beijing, the Global Media Monitoring Project has provided a snapshot of gender imbalances in the world's media, once every five years. This year, they expanded the coverage from the 'traditional' media to take a look at the internet. Unfortunately, their findings were not encouraging.


APC Brief on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum

Posted Tue 5 Oct 2010 - 13:16 | 4,257 views
The Internet Governance Forum is a platform for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on internet governance, that emerged from the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). In this document, APC presents in brief some of the most pressing issues to be debated in the IGF's fifth year of existence.