By Seija Anttonen
Some of the key questions related to media and development is whose voice gets heard, and also how different groups are represented in different media. These representations have a lot of power in either changing of preserving the cultural landscape and shared values. Women are generally viewed as a group deserving special attention in this regard, and many efforts have been made in practically all sectors to enhance both the access of women as ‘producers’ of media content and how women are represented in different media.
As part of the year-long UN Campaign ‘Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity’ that celebrates 20 years of implementing the Beijing Platform for Actions, UN Women has produced a video to provide an overview on gender equality in the media in Vietnam: