As the fourth pillar of democracy, the media is a crucial sector in which gender and women’s issues must be addressed in order to improve equality across society. Despite progress in other areas of representation and democracy, women are still underrepresented in media governance structures and policy/agenda setting positions in the industry. Indeed, the treatment of women and gender in the media, including the constructed notions of femininity and masculinity, directly affects the status of women in society. Such constructions can either create or reinforce demeaning and stereotyping conceptions of women and other sexual minorities or instead attempt to subvert dominant biases.

This Executive Training Seminar brings together leading academics and practitioners to provide participants with the latest facts, figures, ideas and analysis about gender-based discrimination in traditional and digital media. Building on this knowledge, the course will examine a diverse set of innovative strategies and best practices currently employed around the world to overcome such discrimination.

Through a combination of case-study analysis, and both theory-based and dynamic training sessions, participants will consider a wide set of issues, domains and techniques including journalism, publicity, media regulatory bodies and guidelines, sexism in the use of language and the representation of violence against women, (new) masculinities and LGBTQI communities in the media. They will learn how to identify and respond to gender-based discrimination in the workplace, and will be equipped with the tools to engender policy making and enhance the leadership and negotiating skills of women and other vulnerable groups in the sector.

Fees: 1,300 € (10% reduction for early registrations)
A discount of 25% will be applied to the charges for international European and national civil servants, as well as to members of the NGOs. 
The fees cover the cost of the course as well as coffee and lunch breaks. Travel and hotel costs are not included in the fees. 
Full or partial fee-waivers, as well as a limited number of scholarships, will be available on merit or needs basis. 


The deadline for applications is 3 August 2018. 
Successful applicants will be notified by 27 August 2018.

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