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Less than 20% of experts interviewed by the media are women

By the numbers
February 13, 2014
On the occasion of World Radio Day, UNESCO published some figures on the place of women in the media. An infographic sums them up.

Absence from higher ranking positions, lack of visibility and legitimacy : the trends identified by the study " Women in music and cinema in Europe " are reflected in the figures released by the UN agency. Worldwide, only 24% of people questioned, heard or seen in the media are women. When it comes to expert interviews, less than 1 in 5 experts are women.

Therefore, UNESCO has chosen to devote World Radio Day 2014 to gender equality, in order to celebrate women in radio and those who support them. Several awareness raising actions are planned on February 13, all designed to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves. 


Gender Equality in Radio

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World Radio Day

Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General video message

POST 2015 
November 12, 2013

Irina Bokova, Director-General of Unesco

On November 12, 2013, the General Conference of Unesco, which brings together 195 Member Countries and nine Associate Members, confirmed the vote of the Executive Board reappointing Irina Bokova as Unesco's Director-General for a term of four years.

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