Media

Exploring the Intersections of Gender and Journalist Safety

Exploring the Intersections of Gender and Journalist Safety

The question arises whether the media development community does enough to foster engagement over the concerns surrounding gender and media practice, the unique and evolving threats confronting women journalists in the workplace and during the course of their work? Are these concerns adequately articulated within the global media development agenda? And what can be done […]

April 25, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media

World Press Freedom Day: How free are we?

World Press Freedom Day: How free are we?

“With World Press freedom Day approaching it is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.” Media plays a critical […]

April 24, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Media Programs: Alerts | Gender & Media | Seminars

South Africa: Zapiro cartoon misses the mark

South Africa: Zapiro cartoon misses the mark

Johannesburg, 18 March: Zapiro is at it again. Yes, again because he had a similar cartoon in 2008. The popular cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) has revived his 2008 cartoon, just different players now. Zapiro’s latest cartoon published in the Daily Maverick, shows two men and one woman pinning down a woman wearing a South African […]

April 18, 2017 Themes: Media | Sexual violence Programs: Gender & Media | Virtual Resource Centre VRC

The Saeanna Chingamuka Internship Programme

The Saeanna Chingamuka Internship Programme

On 15 January 2017 Gender Links announced the Saeanna Chingamuka Internship programme of the Gender and Media Diversity Centre during a memorial ceremony after the untimely passing away of the founding manager of the centre on 24 December 2016. Chingamuka earned a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. She began […]

January 15, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

A tribute to Saeanna Chingamuka

A tribute to Saeanna Chingamuka

By Colleen Lowe Morna, GL CEO Amai na Baba Saeanna; handzvadzi, hama ne shamwari: Saeanna yanga iri tsvarakadenga yai nganikira kwese kwese kwaienda! Family and friends, there is a word in Shona – tsvarakadenga- that literally translated means “one who lights up the skies.” Saeanna was one such person. I pride myself on being one […]

January 15, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Southern Africa: Is media part of the problem or solution in addressing GBV?

By Tarisai Nyamweda Picture this: Getting a tutorial on national television on how to master the art of covering facial bruises after you have been physically assaulted. Unbelievable and appalling stuff, right? Well this horrific fantasy became a reality in Morocco, ironically on the eve of the start of the 16 Days of Activism for […]

December 8, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence | Media Programs: Gender Justice

The International Association of Women in Radio & Television triple event in South Africa

IAWRT’s three part event – regional conference, gender workshop and inaugural African Film festival took place from 26 to 29 October, 2016 in Johannesburg. The theme of this year’s conference was: The African Woman and The Media: The Prison of Portrayal. The theme was designed to tackle the ways in which women are presented in […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Media Programs: News

Africa: Why stereotypes on female journalists?

Johannesburg — IT was an interesting, though provoking media discussion that was called to debate the role of women in the media. The theme of the media forum, which brought together journalists and media personnel from across the continent, was ‘Women in Media: Does having a seat at the table equate to a voice?’ The […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media

Whose news, whose views?

Whose news, whose views?

Southern Africa Gender and Media Progress Study 2015

Southern Africa, 2015

October 30, 2016 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media

Communicating peace: Entertaining angels unaware

Communication rights and the ever more urgent need to construct a culture of peace are central to a vision of a world in which universal human values displace the accumulated weight of history’s tyrannies. Genuine communication is proposed as the only way to overcome the political, economic , social and cultural inequalities and violence that […]