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Women in the media are being failed

As a new report makes clear, urgent action is required to eradicate sexism in the industry

By Rory Palmer  

The media establishment must find the resolve to confront some challenging home truths in relation to the experiences of women working in the sector.

Two important and inter-connected sets of issues were considered in a report voted on in the European Parliament last week: the experience of women working in the media profession and the ongoing challenge to tackle abuse, harassment and hostility towards journalists.

Through my work on the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee on this report, I met with organisations representing media professionals who provided me with…

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