Women just are rarely included as information sources in stories produced by reporters in Puerto Rico, even though much of the news is reported by women. That’s according to the findings of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP).

The research – which explores the representation of women and men in print, radio and television – shows that women are news subjects in 29 percent of newspaper stories according to GMMP coordinator in Puerto Rico, Lourdes Lugo-Ortiz. In other words, women are rarely central subjects of the news or serve as sources of information: witnesses, advocates, expert voices, etc. This is true regardless of the medium in which they occur.

[Translation from Spannish]

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