As of September 1, 2005, Mediacentar Sarajevo will be conducting content analysis and comparative analysis of a sample of daily newspapers from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro in order to investigate stereotype roles, modes and strategies of discrimination of women in print media in Southeast Europe (SEE). Additionally, the book on media representation of women in the countries of Southeast Europe will be published by the end of 2006, with articles written by authors coming from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro including Kosovo. The project is a joint endeavour of SEENPM and BHRN networks, funded by SEENPM, OSFBiH and NAB.
The overall objective of this project is to increase media responsibility and awareness of gender issues in the eyes of wider public in SEE region, thus contributing to the general process of development of professional journalism, efficient and responsible citizens as well as more sensitive social practices in general. Another important objective is to support the development of ·watchdog’ activities and organizations in SEE. The project also aims to promote a balanced and non-stereotyped portrayal of women in the media.
I hope the full results, or at least a summary will be published online.