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Research: The Voice of Women and Challenges of Gender Equality in Georgian Media (2021)

Authors: Dr. Mariam Gersamia (Tbilisi State University), Dr. Maia Toradze (Tbilisi State University), Liana Markariani (Tbilisi State University)

This research analyzes the media landscape in Georgia from a gender equality perspective to identify the existing stereotypes dominant in Georgian media organizations. Georgia (country) faces challenges related to femicide, domestic violence, employment of women, early or forced marriages, sexual harassment, blackmailing of female journalists, and there is a lack of awareness regarding gender equality. The study answers research questions: What sociocultural context and basic psychological motivators drive females to choose journalism as a profession? Is there any gender inequality regarding the workplace and positions in Georgian media (TV, print, radio, and online media) and if ‘yes' how does it present? Are there any predefined topics/themes covered specifically by the male or female journalists? What gender-related stereotypes (if any) dominate/take over in Georgian media?

Mcerc research (in cooperation and support with partner organizations) was published in book: Handbook of Research on Discrimination, Gender Disparity, and Safety Risks in Journalism, Chapter: XIII, Publisher: IGI Global, 2020, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6686-2.ch013


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