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by Elisa Batista | MomsRising.org
Monday, September 15, 2014

The soda industry has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to defeat a soda tax in Berkeley. To raise awareness of such tactics and to make the case for a tax on soda, MomsRising recently co-sponsored an educational panel featuring BMSG Director Lori Dorfman, among others.

by Jessica Mendoza | GlobalPost
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Media portrayals of sexual violence often perpetuate misleading stereotypes. However, BMSG Senior Media Researcher Pamela Mejia says a positive shift may be happening -- one that points to the need for prevention and holds institutions accountable for their role in fostering (or preventing) abuse.

by Anna Orso | PennLive.com
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The media perpetuate a harsh stigma against male survivors of sexual assault. BMSG researcher Pamela Mejia explains that this gets reflected in the language journalists use to describe the assault: While female survivors are often described as victims of abuse, young men are often described as being in a sexual "relationship" with the perpetrator.

by Nelly Toche | El Economista (The Economist)
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

At a workshop in Mexico City for local children's health advocates, BMSG's Fernando Quintero discussed the need to reduce marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children, which has been a major contributor to that nation's diabetes epidemic as well as other nutrition-related diseases.

Vanguardia (Vanguard)
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Following the release of a study that looked at gaps in federal regulations that are meant to protect children against target marketing of junk food and beverages, children's health advocates called for stricter rules to limit such advertising and marketing practices. BMSG's Fernando Quintero provided testimony at a Mexican federal hearing and a press conference about the impact of targeting marketing of unhealthy food in the United States.

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