Q: Why do you believe The Global Report on Women in the News Media is needed?
AB: A project like this is needed in order to provide reliable information about the roles women occupy in decision making for the mainstream media around the world. A portrait of editorial, policy and financial control is crucial.
Q: What do you think the project will accomplish?
AB: I hope that the results of the project will encourage women active in the media, and concerned with women’s workplace roles and political influence, to look outside their own countries and learn from developments elsewhere. I hope that further networking and investigation of gender bias correlated with economic and race/ethnic profiles will be the next step.
Q: What prepared you to do this work?
AB: I am a researcher in the field of communication with a longstanding interest in communication policy in a feminist perspective, and I have a number of publications on this theme. It is my belief that women in many developed countries take our communication rights and human rights for granted, and that ongoing research is required to support and build on these.