Africa: Why stereotypes on female journalists?

Date: November 25, 2016
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Why steriotypesJohannesburg — 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 Graça Machel Trust Women in Media Network, CNN and M-Net organised the discussion, which was aimed at challenging the way women and children are represented in the media as well as delve into the social, cultural and economic reasons, women have less than 24 percent voice in the media.

The discussion explored why women are mostly portrayed in stereotypical roles that do not reflect their voice, views, achievements and contributions to society in a balanced and informed way.

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