Experts named “The Ukrainian Newspaper” and “The Community of Pryirpinia” as the most gender sensitive media in Kyiv Region
Women in the regional media of Kyiv are least represented as heroes and experts in the war-related and entertainment materials. These are the results of the monitoring of five print media and five Internet media outlets held in August 2017 within the framework of the project “The Gender of Modern Journalism: From Theory to Practice”.
The media list that was explored in Kyiv Region included newspapers “Evening Kyiv”, “The Ukrainian Newspaper”, “Khreschatyk”, “Business Capital”, “Plus”, Internet media outlets “Kyiv. Vgorode.ua”, “Kyiv on the UP”, “The Community of Pryirpinia”, “Left Bank”, “Kyiv News”.
The monitoring showed that as of August 2017, the presence of heroines and women experts in the Kyiv print media ranged from 0% to 54%, and in Internet publications from 0% to 55%, depending on the subject. The best representation of heroines and women experts was noted in publications on the subject of medicine and education/science, the worst – in publications on the subject of entertainment and war.
According to the monitoring data, in general women experts are represented in 26% of the publications in the researched media, and male experts – in 74%. The same ratio holds true for heroines (26%) and heroes (74%). Feminitives are found in 32% of the publications of the researched media.
Experts named “The Ukrainian Newspaper” as the most gender sensitive print media in Kyiv Region, and among the online media – “The Community of Pryirpinia” holds the same title, with gender sensitivity of the said media being 34% and 52% respectively. Here, the “gender sensitivity” refers to the presence of women experts and heroines and the use of femintives.
The project “The Gender of Modern Journalism: From Theory to Practice” is being implemented by the Volyn Press Club in partnership with the Gender Center, the Independent Public Network of Press Clubs of Ukraine and with the support of the “U-Media” (“Internews”) program.
Source “Detector media“