Research projects

  • Portrayal  of women and men in De Journal, the daily television news broadcast of RTL Lëtzebuerg.

    On demand of the Minister of Equal Opportunities (f/m) of Luxembourg an analysis was made of the way women and men are represented in the daily news program RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg. The results are here:

    Michielsens, Magda & Angioletti Walter (2011): 'Étude sur la Représentation des Femmes et des Hommes dans De Journal – RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg.'
    A summary: here (24 pp).
    The extensive version in webversion and in printversion (To print, best to use Internet Explorer).

    The article and the extensive report are in French.
  • Flemish Elections 2009
    An analysis of the television programs in preparation of the elections for the Flemish Parliament of June 7th 2009.
    We will be able to compare the results of our analysis with the results of 2004. Also for the elections of 2004 we analyzed the television programs. The results of 2004 and of 2009 are here (in Dutch)
  • A definition of 'sexism'.
    Commissioned by the 'Institute for the Equality of Women and Men' (IGVM) we tried to formulated an operational definition of the concept 'sexism' (2008/9).
    The results will be presented to the public on June the 19th 2009.
    The announcement of the seminar: here (in Dutch and French)
  • Portrayal of Work
    In the context of an ESF-project we analyzed how Work and Work by Women are represented on television (2006- 2008).
    Promotor of the project is the Documentation Centre and Archives
    on Feminism, Equal Opportunities and Women's Studies  RoSa.

    The results (with all the figures of the analysis and the methodology) are available on the web site of the project: Arbeid in Beeld (in Dutch)
    We are available of lectures, workshops and comments on the results (in Dutch, English, French and Italian).
  • Monitoring Media
    We register a lot of television programs - news, discussions, magazines and documentaries.
    We analyze the programma's on demand or in the context of our own monitoring activities or research projects.

    In some cases we use the MEER, a standard gender assessment software tool. In other cases we use the PAR, with a code book and other other devices adapted to the specifi requirements of the research under hand.