Media

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 […]

Leading in a different language: Will women change the news media?

This is both a portrait of where women stand in the international media in 2000 and an examination of the changes that women might bring to the media in the future.  The report builds on work with international women journalists, evidence from surveys and research by media scholars. In this report the IWMF looks at […]

September 21, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Making waves: media’s potential for girls in the Global South

Girls are slowly becoming a growing priority for the international development community and they are investing in girls’ empowerment. The interplay between gender and media has been investigated with regard to girls in the Global North, but the role the media plays in girls’ lives in the South needs more study. This policy briefing seeks […]

September 21, 2016 Themes: ICT's | Media | Young Women Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Commission on Gender Equality: National Gender and Media Symposium

The theme of the national symposium held in Gauteng on the 14 May 1999 was Gender, Politics and the Media. It was intended as a critical analysis of the treatment of women politicians in the South African media. The panel discussions included women politicians and the media; guidelines for reporting and gender and politics.  

September 20, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Media | Politics Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)