GMMP

GMMP

GMMP

GEMSA participated in the Fourth Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) 10 November 2009. It was a special day for groups in 130 countries who gathered to monitor their news media and GEMSA chapters in the Southern African Region.
After months of planning, preparations and training, they brought the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) to life. The groups monitored news on major media outlets selected on the basis of reach, density and diversity.

June 7, 2010

The media should practice what it preaches

The media should practice what it preaches

Recent revelations that the southern African media hardly considers gender equality newsworthy raise serious concerns about the media?s claims to the principles of democracy, good governance and human rights.

For women in media, the glass ceiling is as real as ever

For women in media, the glass ceiling is as real as ever

As the only woman who sits on my newspaper?s board of editors, my moment of truth came when my male colleagues asked me to take minutes during our meetings, because ?our decisions were not being implemented.? Being the only woman in the editorial board, it was expected that I would take the minutes. You can imagine my outrage! What the connection between my biology and my ability to take minutes was, completely escaped me!

Reclaiming my identity

I have survived ? I have reclaimed my identity, my humanity and my confidence. His words cannot hurt me anymore. But it took me a long time to get to this point. For too many years I believed the hurtful things he said about me; that I was ?useless, worthless and stupid.? But I know now that it is not true. Years of psychological abuse from my ex-husband made me feel like I was no one.

Election coverage through a gender lens

30 April, Johannesburg; World Press Freedom Day on 3 May comes just a few days after the dust has settled on the 22 April South African elections. While some have bemoaned the lack of depth in media coverage, the elections and media coverage have – by and large – been certified as free and fair