Inside the News: Challenges and Aspirations of Women Journalists in Asia and the Pacific

Women’s representation in newsrooms in many countries across the Asia and the Pacific region has been slowly but surely improving over the years. However, media in the region continue to be male-dominated, especially towards the top of organizational hierarchies, both editorial and management. Women are still more or less marginalised in the news media, in terms of the content of their jobs and in the opportunities they get to develop their skills and advance in their careers. They also tend to be sidelined in the professional unions that are supposed to represent them.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; China; Cambodia; India; Malaysia; Myanmar; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Thailand; Viet Nam

Resource type: Research and programme

Publication year: 2015

Number of pages: 104

Publishing entities: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)