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Petition demands more women in top media jobs

The Local · 27 Feb 2012, 12:52

Published: 27 Feb 2012 12:52 GMT+01:00

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"It's time to change things," the 350 journalists from daily newspapers, magazines, monthly publications, radio and television said in their petition, seen by news agency AFP on Monday, in the face of a media world they say is run predominantly by men.

"We demand that at least 30 percent of editorial management posts are held by women in the next five years," they said.

They argued that currently just two percent of chief editors at the 360 daily and weekly German newspapers are women, while three out of 13 heads of public TV and radio stations are women.

In October, the 30 major German companies trading on the German blue-chip DAX unveiled a plan to bring more women into management, but stopped short of making quotas compulsory.

Deutsche Telekom became the first DAX company to set a binding 30-percent management quota.

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11:43 February 28, 2012 by Englishted
Dangerous road this ,not that I disagree with more women in the work place ,but I have seen this in the U.K. with quotas based on everything from race,gender,sexuality ,age ,creed, it is p.c. gone mad.
15:35 February 29, 2012 by steve_glienicke
i have to agree with you on that Englishted, i fully support anyone being able to apply and get a job based purely on their skills to do the job, and not based on a quota, it's a very dangerous game to play...
17:01 March 2, 2012 by Wise Up!
30%???? Why not ask for the full 100%? They're just cutting themselves short.....LOL!!!
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