Media

World Press Freedom a far cry from equality

By Tarisai Nyamweda, Media stakeholders including government officials, civil society, journalists and editors met on 3 May in Johannesburg, South Africa to celebrate and engage on World Press Freedom under the theme “critical minds for critical times”. The celebrations coordinated by Gender Links (GL), Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, Freedom of Expression Institute, Media […]

May 10, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media

SA: No to gender based censorship in the news

SA: No to gender based censorship in the news

Johannesburg, 3 May: On World Press Freedom Day held this year under the banner “Critical Minds for Critical Times”, Gender Links calls for an end to gender based censorship in the news. A Southern African advocacy NGO that has done extensive research on gender in the media, Gender Links joins the Institute for the Advancement […]

May 3, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | GL Commentary Service

Gender and Media Progress Study country reports

In 2015 Gender Links undertook the GMPS research covering 14 SADC countries. This is a follow up to 2010 GMPS research conducted by Gender Links, the Gender and Media Southern Africa (GEMSA) Network and the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) The final GMPS report (available online), with comments, inputs, and recommendations on the way […]

May 2, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender & Media

Gender censorship a glaring reality

Gender censorship a glaring reality

Johannesburg, 2 May: On 3 May we commemorate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) under the theme Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media Roles in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies. This year’s celebrations take place amidst concerns over harassment (online and offline), attacks and even killings of journalists for expressing their views. Journalists’ safety especially […]

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

Would it have happened to a male editor? Verashni and the lynch mob

OPINION: Many journalists/editors have experienced the ugly side of South African journalism, including the backstabbing, the paranoia, misogyny, racism and sexism, not to mention how individuals will lie and try to undermine others to save their jobs, only to be spat out when they too have served their purpose. The lynch mob mentality that has targeted Verashni […]

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)