Gender and the Media

Beyond "Women and Media" : Review of the Beijing Platform for Action, Chinese Experience and the Evaluation of "Beijing plus 20"

Bu Wei
Institute of Journalism and Communication, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Collection of Women's Studies 2015-5

Abstract:This paper critically reviews and analyzes the aspects related to communication, media, and information in the Beijing Plat form for Action, including the discussion of information production, information for women's empowerment, social mobilization, women's participation in communications, and governance in mass media. The paper proposes that we should go beyond the two strategic goals of "women and the media" to examine the role of communication in promoting gender equality and social change.
Keywords:women and media, Beijing Platform for Action, evaluation of "Beijing plus 20", women's participation in media, governance in mass media, information empowerment

Paper type:Published