The Olympic Games kicked off in Tokyo, Japan on July 23, bringing together world athletes and sports reporters from around the globe. On the occasion of the opening ceremony, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) made a call, signed by GE, to sports federations, media organizations, journalists and unions to eradicate sexism in sport.
“Women journalists are willing to report on sports, but many are subject to discrimination and few have access to leadership roles in this sector” said María Ángeles Samperio, president of the IFJ Gender Council and the GE Secretariat. “The treatment of women sports journalists by the media mirrors that of female athletes by sports federations, and it has to stop. We need inclusive sports reporting, equal treatment for all sports journalists and no more sexism in sports.” .Read more “Tokyo 2020: IFJ and GAMAG EUROPA (GE) call for eradicating sexism in sports”