A Study on Diversity and Equality in the French-speaking Press in Belgium

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.