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Ariel Dougherty

Ariel Dougherty

Ariel Dougherty, who directs the Media Equity Collaborative, has 40 years experience working for feminist media, independent and cultural organizations building mechanism and capacity for change. As a producer and mentor she has stimulated and enabled thousands of women, especially, to step forward to tell stories in their own voices in various medium. As a co-founder of Women Make Movies (1969), she created one of the more sustaining organizations of the Women Liberation Movement. Now she has turned her attention to the vastly under funded broader field of women’s media, collaborating with several hundred media justice organizations to establish a sustainable funding arm that ensures long term growth of feminist media.

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Beware the Cannes Festival-Gates Foundation Connection

Beware the Cannes Festival-Gates Foundation Connection

May 21, 2012

Women Make Movies cofounder Ariel Dougherty, now initiator of Media Equity Collaborative, calls on viewers to join a growing feminist protest against the absence of women directors at Cannes. She warns about gender bias in jury and funding selections that exists beyond film festivals. More »

Electoral Advertising is a Women’s Media Policy Nightmare

Electoral Advertising is a Women’s Media Policy Nightmare

March 1, 2012

The author, who directs Media Equity Collaborative, demonstrates why super PACs and the corporate media controlling the airways pose a threat to fair media treatment for women. More »

Electoral Advertising is a Women’s Media Policy Nightmare

February 1, 2012

The author, who directs Media Equity Collaborative, demonstrates why super PACs and the corporations controlling the airways pose a threat to fair media treatment for women. More »

Changing the Landscape With Women's Media

Changing the Landscape With Women's Media

October 26, 2011

To have truly positive media images of women readily available, says media justice activist Ariel Dougherty, we must marshal our power as consumers to support the rich feminist mix out there now on the airwaves, newsstands and internet—start with 13 of your choice! More »