The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) organised a one-day conference entitled Gender, Diversity and the Media, on 19th June 2004 at Intercollege, Nicosia, Cyprus.

The objective of the conference was to sensitise media professionals and other crucial social and political agents in Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot public life about gender issues and the media. In particular, the aim was to initiate public debate on the media’s present and potential role in sustaining and challenging gender inequality and promoting the empowerment of women.

Distinguished international and local speakers from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities presented papers on the situation in Cyprus and abroad, including Dr. Cynthia Carter, Lecturer, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University and Co-Editor of Feminist Media Studies.

This conference was organised within the framework of the project “Gender, Conflict and the Media: Working Toward Egalitarianism and Peace” which was a bi-communal project, supported with a grant from the Bi-Communal Development Programme, funded by USAID and UNDP and executed by UNOPS.

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See our Gender & Media Handbook, read more about the other activities and publications of project Gender, Conflict and the Media or visit our index of Gender Media Organisations

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