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Women’s image in the media

23.05.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

According to the report, despite progress, women are often "invisible" or "secondary" in many French media (radio, television, press, internet). The report highlights the ever-widening gap between women’s lives today and their place and image in the media, as well as the persistence of stereotypes. Women today account for more than 43% of journalists, a proportion that is expected to grow as 60% of students in journalism schools are girls. Yet the commission, which relies in particular on a media analysis by researchers in semio-linguistics, finds that women are always less present in content and in expression or in speaking time. Women in the media "are more anonymous, less expert, more victims than men," the report said. The commission proposes, in particular, the creation of a permanent mission to monitor female stereotypes in the media.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : REISER Michèle, GRESY Brigitte
  • Publishing house : Commission for Reflection on the image of women in the media
  • Publication date : 2008
  • Number of pages : 95
  • Language : French


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