MEDIANE - Media, Diversity Inclusiveness - what is the problem?
Some key figures about the problem!
In Europe, only a quarter of news items feature women, even though they account for over half of the European population (GMMP, 2010)
Immigrants represent around 10% of the EU population (Eurostat, 2011); they appear for less than 5% of the main actors in the news (Ter Wal, 2004)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people account for roughly 6% of the population of the United Kingdom but are represented as less than 1% on screen
Still in the UK, 20% of the population is disabled, but they are less than 1% to be represented on British TV (CDN 2009-10 Progress Report)
In Belgium (CSA, 2012), persons with disabilities still appear in secondary roles and only as subjects in relation to disability
Still in Belgium, women and ethnic minorities appear mostly in secondary roles or as extras in the information (CSA 2012, AJPB 2011), rarely as an expert or a spokesperson
In France (CSA, 2008), while ethnic minorities account for 19% of actors in all TV news, they are represented more heavily in sports and music stories, than in political, social and economic news: more than a third, compared with less than 10%.
In Europe generally (Ter Wal, 2004), these minorities appear less than 5% in political coverage, with women (GMMP 2010) account for less than 5% of actors in the economic or scientific news
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