What are the hot-button issues on media, gender and diversity happening in the region and beyond? The Diversity Exchange newsletter will keep you up to date on the latest news from the centre as well as pressing issues on gender, media and diversity.

The newsletter also provides media practitioners; academics; journalism and media students; researchers and activists a platform to voice their thoughts on media, gender and diversity issues as well as share stories or events.

Subscribe to the Diversity Exchange newsletter to keep abreast with latest information, share news and events by writing to mediaofficer@genderlinks.org.za.

Diversity Exchange, Issue 25, February 2012

The major highlight for the month is International Women’s Day (IWD) that is celebrated annually on the 8th of March. The theme this year is “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures.” From April 23 to 25, Gender Links will hold the regional Third Gender Justice and Local Government Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. The regional summit will be preceded by in-country summits in Mauritius, Zambia, Madagascar, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Diversity Exchange, Issue 24 January 2012

New year, new beginnings! Welcome to Issue 24 of the Diversity Exchange, the Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC) monthly newsletter. The New Year all starts with most of us making resolutions for what we want to achieve in the year. As the GMDC, we are starting on an exciting note and there is a lot of energy that we hope will be infectious.

Diversity Exchange, Issue 7, April 2010

Welcome to the Diversity Exchange newsletter, a product of the Gender and Media Diversity Centre. This newsletter
assists us in delivering to you relevant information, breaking news and dialogues or debates taking place in the sphere of gender and the media.

Diversity Exchange, Issue 23, December 2011

Welcome to Issue 23 of the Diversity Exchange, the last for the year 2011! The buzz- word during November and parts of December has been COP 17. The global climate change conference ran from 28 November to 9 December. Researchers, activists, ministers youth, faith based organisations and journalists among other groups attended this conference which was marred by controversy as well as disagreements.

Diversity Exchange, Issue 22, November 2011

Sex, politics and power seem to be at the centre of news in both the West as well as in the South. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is at the centre of a series of sex scandals that have allegedly thwarted his political aspirations to become the next president in France. As much as he is unpopular in his home country now, the French generally draw a distinct line between the personal and the political. So we could be in for a surprise in the next elections in France.

November 18, 2011 Themes: Media
Programs: Diversity Exchange | Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Diversity Exchange, Issue 3, November 2009

On December 10 2009, Human Rights Day and the end of the 16 Days of Activism, Gender Links and the GMDC will be hosting an event at the FNB stadium in Soweto.

Diversity Exchange, Issue 4, December 2009

The GMDC and Gender Links are kicking off the 2010 era with a region wide launch Score a Goal for Gender Equality!
The Gender and Media Diversity Journal: Issue 7, “Gender, Media and Sport” will be launched on December 10th, 2009 at a regionwide event to get the ball rolling on awareness raising on gender and 2010.

Diversity Exchange, Issue 5, January 2010

On December 10th, 2009 Gender Links hosted a day long event to kick off their campaign, “Score a Goal for Gender Equality”. The day features presentations from panelists as well as working groups to look at the effects of Soccer 2010 on gender.This event featured a soccer match from two local women’s soccer leagues.

Diversity Exchange, Issue 6, February 2010

The GMDC and Gender Links will be attending the fifteen year review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The GMDC and Gender Links will be hosting a series of five cyber dialoguges during the conference to foster communication between the attendees and those unable to join us

Diversity Exchange, Issue 21, October 2011

We have just come back from the Pan African Conference on Access to Information and Highway Africa Conference that took place from 17 to 19 September 2011 in Cape Town. All those who attended the conferences can attest to the robust discussions as well as ‘serious’ networking among participants.

Diversity Exchange, Issue 20, September 2011

This month’s edition has come out at a time when media practitioners including journalists, media educators and media activists are in Cape Town to attend the first Pan African Conference on Access to Information. The GMDC seminars have sought to give a voice to citizens on the draft Declaration on Access to Information. In August, we convened three seminars in Namibia, and South Africa (with the Media Institute of Southern Africa) and in Tanzania on the topic “what has gender got to do with media freedom and access to information?”

Diversity Exchange, Issue 19, August 2011

In our newsletter last month, we highlighted the phone-hacking scandal that witnessed the closure of the News of the World, newspaper. The closure of the 168 year old newspaper is an opportunity for citizens to question the issue of rights and responsibilities. The scandal is far from ending as Murdoch and his family still have to answer to a number of issues. August is women’s month in South Africa.