This study produced a comprehensive report on Member States’ implementation of the objective in Area J: women and the media. That objective referred to “actions to be taken to increase the participation and access of women to expression and decision-making in and through the media and new technologies of communication”.

On the topic of gender equality and the media, the study focused on women’s participation in the decision-making roles in media (boards of public and private broadcasters of radio/television stations). It also explored whether and how media regulation bodies in the Member States and Croatia developed voluntary codes of good practice in relation to the dignity of human beings and non-discrimination between the sexes in the sense of Directive 2010/13/EU.

The report proposes indicators to monitor women’s participation and access in decision-making in the media and new technologies.