Malawi Barometer 2013: Chapter 9 Media, information and communication

Date: November 27, 2013
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Key point

  • Malawi’s SGDI is 59%, which is ten percentage points higher than the citizen score based on perceptions at 49%.
  • The main findings of the GMPS media monitoring conducted in Malawi in 2009/2010 shows that the community media is doing better than other forms of media. There are more women sources in the community media (23%) than public media (21%) and private media (20%). The findings show that community media gives access to women than other media.
  • Gender equality accounts for 2% of total coverage compared to politics (11%), sports (18%) and economics (9%).
  • The Media Council of Malawi (MCM) members have reviewed the draft Gender Code of Ethics, given their input and come up with a plan of action for the adoption of the code.
  • Overall women only make up 23% of employees in media houses far from the 50% target in the SADC Gender Protocol.
  • Gender Links is working with 12 gender and media Centres of Excellence (COEs) in Malawi.
  • Two institutions of higher learning in Malawi have participated in the training of trainers to mainstream gender in journalism and media curriculum.

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