The Association of Prefessional Journalists (AJP) published the
first study that examines the diversity and equality in the
French-speaking press in Belgium. The study examined 2225 articles of
six newspapers over a period of 3 days.
The results of the
study show that the media coverage in the french-speaking press in
Belgium is largely male-dominated with less than 18% of women present in
the press. The coverage of minority groups is scant with an
overwhelming majority (83%) of the news focusing on "white people".
The study also shows that disabled people are often ignored by the
press; among the 2225 news articles, only 32 diabled people
(representing 0.33% of news coverage) were mentioned in the news.
For more detailed analysis, please download the study HERE.
For more diversity news in Belgium, please visit the AJP website HERE.