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Geena Davis backs broadband

Actress Geena Davis in May was named a winner of the 2012 ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award for her efforts promoting information and communications technology (ICT) to empower women and girls. The Academy Award-winning Davis is founder of the nonprofit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female characters for entertainment targeting children 11 and younger. Davis is ITU's special envoy for women and girls in the field of information and communication technology, and has appealed to the ITU’s Broadband Commission to set up a special focus group on gender.

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