New booklet enjoins media to fight against gender discrimination

par Persianeditor@icfjorg
8 mars 2009 dans Miscellaneous

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) recently unveiled a publication on gender equality designed to engage journalists in the fight against gender discrimination.

According to the IFJ General Secretary Aidan White, journalism is rooted in progress and the fight for rights; accordingly, the booklet seeks to help journalists break down existing stereotypes about women.

To that end, the booklet examines the media's effectiveness in challenging -- or perpetuating -- the stereotypical portrayal of women; and the role professional organizations have played in promoting and guaranteeing gender rights.

For more information, visit http://www.ifj.org/assets/docs/169/172/f6a3ea9-39671ac.pdf.