Women in Media

Victor Kaonga – Malawi

Victor Kaonga – Malawi

Outside my profession, I am always available to encourage as many girls as possible to be in school and to respect themselves. I get so angry when I see girls or women being disrespected because of the pain that women go through when giving birth. As a personal campaign, I would encourage that there should be very few children born per woman and that as many women as possible should excel in education. I feel this is one way through which Malawi can develop.

May 5, 2016 Themes: Media Programs: Women in Media

Sharon Thelemaque-Ernesta – Seychelles

Sharon Thelemaque-Ernesta – Seychelles

Sharon Thelemaque-Ernesta is a trained journalist who has worked for the Red Cross, Disaster Management Education and Awareness. Currently she is a Press attaché in the Ministry of Environment and Energy led by Minister Rolph Payet.

July 5, 2015 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | Women in Media

Patricia Kole – Botswana

Patricia Kole – Botswana

Patricia Kole, is a media practitioner and a member of the Botswana Media Women Association. She reflects on her interaction with Gender Links as a fruitful and conscious building process.

July 1, 2015 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | Women in Media

Kathy Matsika, Zimbabwe

Kathy Matsika, Zimbabwe

Kathy Matsika is a librarian at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Zimbabwe. She believes her interaction with Gender Links has made her appreciate gender dynamics in information collection, dissemination and management.

Francis Chikunkuzeni, Malawi

Francis Chikunkuzeni, Malawi

Francis Chikunkuzeni is a Lecturer at Malawi Polytechnic, and teaches Media Theory, Media Regulation and Global cultures. He details his experience with Gender Links as a phenomenal experience that has contributed positive change in his life.

Rosemary Okello Orlale, Kenya

Rosemary Okello Orlale, Kenya

Rosemary Okello Orlale is the director of the African Women and Child Feature Service (AWCFS). She reflects on her interaction with Gender Links.

Malisema Mahloane, Lesotho

Malisema Mahloane, Lesotho

I am Malisema Mahloane the Managing Director of BAM Media, Lesotho. I am also the Public relations Manager for the BAM Group of Companies. BAM publishes the Informative newspaper, Finite and Achiever magazines. I am passionate about gender and women’s issues.

July 1, 2015 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | Women in Media

Shiela Mmusi, South Africa

Shiela Mmusi, South Africa

Shiela Mmusi is a Media Studies lecturer at the University of Limpopo’s Communication and Information Studies Department. She teaches Community Media Management, New media and Technology, Broadcasting Policy and Media Law.

Alaudin Osman – Malawi

Alaudin Osman – Malawi

Following his encounter with Gender Links, Al felt motivated to increase the number of female employees at the station. His commitment has led to tangible strides in increasing the number of women in all departments. “I believe we have certainly made tremendous achievements in gender equity, since women currently constitute over 40% of the workforce.”

Alefa Lyson – Malawi

Alefa Lyson – Malawi

For many girls and women out there, poverty and gender violence take a blame for incarcerating them in a despondent situation. They say they could have succeeded in life if they had enough things, such as a better home. However, the story is different for Alefa Lyson. She is only 25, and besides heading the gender reporting desk at Power 101 radio, Lyson is a brain behind a number of gender related programmes at the radio station.

June 30, 2015 Themes: Economics | Education | Gender violence | Media Programs: Women in Media