Media

Mauritius: #WPFD ‘Responsible media reporting of human rights issues and domestic violence’

Mauritius: #WPFD ‘Responsible media reporting of human rights issues and domestic violence’

On 3rd May 2021, the European Union delegation in Mauritius organized a virtual forum on the theme of  ‘Responsible media reporting of human rights issues and domestic violence’ on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day 2021. Mr. Degert, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius moderated the forum and the […]

International: Celebrating Word Press Freedom Day

International: Celebrating Word Press Freedom Day

By Tarisai Nyamweda, Johannesburg, 3 May: On 3 May, we commemorate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) under the theme “Information as a Public Good”, calling attention to  the  essential  role of free and professional  journalists  in  producing  and  disseminating this information, by tackling misinformation and other harmful content.” This year’s celebrations take place amidst increasing […]

May 3, 2021 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media

GL changed media, government’s perspective

GL changed media, government’s perspective

March 17 marked 20 years of the existence of the women’s rights organisation, Gender Links. birthed by a visionary, Colleen Lowe Morna, who at an unfashionable time saw the need to make gender part of the agenda in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region specifically. Today, Gender Links finds itself housed in 10 SADC […]

March 24, 2021 Themes: Gender based violence | Gender equality | Media Programs: GL Services

GL to host learning & sharing event on WPP for journalists

GL to host learning & sharing event on WPP for journalists

Johannebsurg, 19 February: Journalists from Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe who participated in a reporting on Women’s Political Participation workshop  organised by GL, will come together in a learning and sharing event from 11-12 March 2021. The event will include presentations of good media practices on Women’s Effective Political Participation. The presentations are in the fields […]

Call for stories on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights

Call for stories on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights

Synopsis Gender Links (GL) in its capacity as secretariat for the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance is calling for stories to be published as part of its the Sixteen Days of Activism news series. GL will pay $100 for innovative and in-depth stories in print, radio or video that can be uploaded online. Key dates Submit […]

Calls for shift in journalism education in wake of COVID

Calls for shift in journalism education in wake of COVID

By Dr Sibongile Mpofu, Bulawayo, 23 July: The Covid-19 global pandemic has brought with it catastrophic results worldwide with thousands of people succumbing to the virus and millions more infected. Governments all over the world are trying to find ways to grapple with the pandemic. Not only is immense pressure on scientists, policymakers and sectors […]

Advance information access for people with disabilities

Advance information access for people with disabilities

By Nqobani Ndlovu, Bulawayo, 8 July: Zimbabweans living with disabilities feel left out in the fight against Covid-19 two months after the government was dragged to court by advocacy groups representing persons with hearing and visual impairments demanding information on the disease in formats they could access. A mother of 5 from Pumula suburb, Violet […]

Learning Journey: Thato Phakela

Learning Journey: Thato Phakela

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele Coming back to Gender links has been a great opportunity for me. I came back to the place where my career all started, where my professional journey […]

July 1, 2020 Themes: Media Programs: GL Commentary Service

Learning journey: Tarisai Nyamweda 

Learning journey: Tarisai Nyamweda 

2019 was a very eventful year for my personal growth as well as my career growth. I continued to walk this gender and media journey with so much resilience and motivation derived from what is happening around me and the person I wish to become.  With the funding crunch that my programme has faced for […]

June 26, 2020 Themes: Media Programs: GL Commentary Service

Media & Covid-19 experiences of female journalists

Media & Covid-19 experiences of female journalists

By Thabani Mpofu, Bulawayo, 22 June: Many stories have been written on the heightened and grave health risks faced by the health professionals, care givers, and other essential workers. But little attention has been given to the writers of these stories, the journalists, who are the eyes and ears of the public. Covid-19 pandemic presents […]