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Women remain under-represented in UK journalism

Women reporters are less likely to achieve senior positions compared to their male counterparts, according to a study on the state of gender equality in journalism. Read the full story

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Radio still the domain of the man says survey


Men still rule the airwaves according to a study that claims women account for only 20 per cent of solo radio broadcasters. Read the full story

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Facebook backs down over misogynistic content


A series of protests have pressured Facebook into altering its policies on how it deals with hate speech directed at women on the social network. Read the full story

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Book world remains dominated by men, claims study

What do Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games all have in common? They are all penned by women, and incredibly successful in their own right. Read the full story

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What to do with Page 3? [Video]

The No More Page 3 campaign, which is calling upon Sun editor Dominic Mohan to take the bare boobs out of the national newspaper, continues to gather support. Read the full story

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Women journalists in short supply on UK’s front pages

A study by Women in Journalism is claiming that female voices pale in comparison to their male counterparts on the front pages of Britain’s newspapers. Read the full story

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Miriam O’Reilly claims BBC remained hostile after ageism case

Miriam O’Reilly, the former Countryfile presenter who won her age discrimination case against the BBC last year, has hit out at the way the BBC has treated her since her victory. Read the full story

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Quote of the week – 19/09/12

“Age is definitely an issue for women in TV. So far, it hasn’t been for me, but I know I need to make the best of myself. For instance, I have a few grey hairs. I dye them. I don’t let my grey hair show when I’m reading the news.” Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

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