Media and the image of women (2013)
Report of the 1st Conference of the Council of Europe Network of National Focal Points on Gender Equality
There are no “one-size-fits-all” solutions that could be used for drawing up recommendations in order to improve the situation in the member states of the Council of Europe. It is true for both the existing legislation in the countries and the state of women representation in the decision-making in the media. In this sense, we have to be cautious not to step onto the path of overregulation.
It would be advisable for the media organisations in respective countries to look into the issue vis-a-vis its own code of ethics and/or conduct and suggest avenues for its improvement. Sharing of best practices among the member states of the Council of Europe could serve as the basis for any guidelines that might be put forward to tackle the issue.