Female journalists in Germany called for legislations to ensure that 30% of executive positions across German media industry are filled by women.
In a letter sent to over 250 editors and publishers across the country, the signatories from the Pro Quote campaign emphasised that the newsroom is largely dominated by men. Currently, only 2% chief editors at the 360 daily and weekly German newspapers are women, and three of the 12 heads of public TV and radio stations are female. Gender quota has been a controversial policy which were introduced in several European countries, including Germany and Norway. Recently, the Germany's leading daily business newspaper, Handelsblatt, introduced a gender quota of 30% .
Pro Quote campaign is an initiative launched by German female journalists committed to overcoming gender inequality in newsrooms across Germany. Read the petition letter at: http://www.pro-quote.de/was-wir-wollen/