Current research activities
§ Mapping Global Media
Policy: The project is an initiative currently supported by Media@McGill, McGill University’s media research hub, and the Department of Historical and Political Studies at the University of Padova, in
cooperation with the Global Media Policy Working Group that operates within the IAMCR as an open space for scientific interaction to examine global media policy as an emerging field of research and practice. The GMP mapping project aims at addressing the many issues faced by researchers and practitioners, as well as policy-makers and advocates operating in this domain, by channelling
fundamental information as well as research outcomes on the economic and political, social and cultural dimensions of media and communication policy. The final goal is to build capacity for policy intervention.
§ Global Media Monitoring
Projectt (national coordinator, Italy):
The GMMP project is the largest longitudinal study on the representation of women in the world’s
media. It is also the largest advocacy initiative in the world on changing the representation of women in the media. It is unique in involving participants ranging from grassroots community organizations to university students and researchers to media practitioners, all of whom participate on a
voluntary basis. The project is promoted by WACC with sport of several organizations and participation from 127 countries (2009 edition).
§ Networks and power in gender-oriented
communication governance: Funded by the University of Padova (March 2011-February 2013) and
carried on by a research team coordinated by Claudia Padovani, the project aims at empirically analyzing the area of trans-national communication governance that focuses on the nexus between women, media and communication.
The project understands Gender-Oriented Communication Governance (GOC Gov) as the multiplicity of networks of interdependent, but operationally autonomous actors, that produce relevant knowledge and cultural practices; develop frames that imbue public discourse and orientate policy agendas; articulate principles, norms and rules; engage in political negotiation with a view to orientate policy-relevant outcomes around issues pertaining to the nexus between women, communication and mediating technologies. Its The final aim is to provide an articulated overview of Gender-Oriented Communication Governance as it evolved over the past 15 or so years, contributing, at the same time, to shed new light on the conduct and mechanisms of international politics, with a specific focus on how normative frameworks evolve in the supra-national context, through the intervention of a plurality of interacting actors.
Ms. Claudia Padovani
University of Padova