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New study: Severe underrepresentation of women in Swiss media

A new study by Silke Fürst and Sabrina H. Kessler (together with Lisa Schwaiger, Daniel Vogler, Edda Humprecht, Corinne Schweizer and Maude Rivière) investigated the representation of women in Swiss online and print media. The comprehensive content analysis shows a significant gender gap across all media types, media titles, and Swiss language regions. Silke Fürst discussed the results of the study in SRF 4 Medientalk (Link) and Medienwoche (Link).

For an overview of the main results (in German):

For more information in English: