Feminist media coverage of the social forums
Alternative’ events focusing on globalisation, such as the European and World Social Forums, and the World Summits on the Information Society generally ignore issues related to women’s rights. This article describes the experience of a team of women – some professional journalists, and others who had never written for publication – which created its own media in order to provide a feminist perspective on several of these events. In so doing, the team aimed to influence the discussion and debate at these events, as well as providing women’s and feminist organisations with a source of information about the global issues under discussion.
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