Mozambique women journalists discuss elections coverage

Date: November 5, 2014
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Mozambique women journalists discuss elections coverage

In the context of implementing the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development, some twenty journalists met for a roundtable discussion at Gender Links on Friday to discuss the role of women in covering the elections. It was agreed that women journalists provide something extra by offering a different perspective on core issues as well as by bringing up and addressing a broader array of issues.

“It was a challenge for me to follow and cover a presidential candidate for the entire campaign,” said Emilia Moiane of TVM. “It was a good experience, however, and it is important that women also follow and cover the candidates, that are there.” Other journalists expressed that they had seen an evolution in the involvement of female reporters, even from last year to this year. “It is good to have the opportunity to participate more actively,” said Aida Matsinhe of Magazine Independente.

The roundtable event was organised by Gender Links in partnership with RAMPA, a network of media associations that are supported by the Mozambique Media Strengthening Program, which is funded by the United States Government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by IREX.


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