The Advancing Gender Equality in the Media Industries (AGEMI), an EU funded project, is launching its web platform to build bridges between educators, media and media students to improve gender equality in media content and in the newsrooms. The launch is taking place during a seminar organised by AGEMI at the Brussels’ Press Club in Belgium today.
The AGEMI consortium is composed of the Universities of Newcastle, Padova and Gothenbörg, as well as the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM).
The AGEMI platform provides a resource bank of over 100 best practices on gender and media as well as free learning resources to support journalism trainers and educators in their curricula. The project itself also included a summer school and internships for 30 students across the EU.
The event addresses the challenges which remain in advancing gender equality in the media and includes contributions from a range of speakers from EU institutions, women-focused NGOs and media professionals. It also considers some of the positive strategies which are being developed to respond to these long-standing issues.
“What we need now is support for AGEMI to enable its sustainability and ambitions to advance gender equality in the media” said Karen Ross, AGEMI Project leader from Newcastle university.
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