This audit of women and men in the Zimbabwean media houses is part of the Glass Ceilings: Women and Men in Southern African Media survey conducted by Gender Links (GL).
The findings will be used in a global study being carried out by the International Media Women’s Foundation (IMWF), through the Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC). This centre is a partnership between media development organisations and training and higher-learning institutions, to “collect and connect” knowledge, and collaborate to advance gender equality and diversity in the media across the globe. The GMDC has also facilitated partnerships for the fourth Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), and second Southern African Gender and Media Baseline Study (GMBS) being conducted in 2009/2010.
In Zimbabwe the study is based on research carried out in four media houses, with a total of 1 154 employees. The researcher conducted in-depth case studies of two media houses, and interviewed four journalists/senior managers/editors for perspectives on the results. A further 19 senior staff responded to perception questionnaires.