Media

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 […]

SADC: Call for media stories on Gender and COVID-19

SADC: Call for media stories on Gender and COVID-19

Gender Links (GL)  has reopened its call for stories and is calling for media stories that will show the gendered dimensions of the corona virus in Southern Africa. GL is looking for stories that focus on gender and the corona virus and its impact in the following areas: Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Adolescent Sexual […]

Women lack access to Covid-19 information

Women lack access to Covid-19 information

By Moses Mugugunyeki Harare, 1 May :Oblivious of the dangers of not observing social distancing, a group of women, presumably vegetable vendors, sit under the shade of a makeshift market stall, while a stone’s throw away, another group crowds at the entrance of a supermarket to buy mealie-meal. This has always been the trend at […]

Pay attention to women’s needs in COVID-19 response

Pay attention to women’s needs in COVID-19 response

By Thabani Mpofu, Bulawayo, 24 April: The Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) has challenged the health and social care professionals, health systems and governments around the world like never before in recent history. So far, it is impossible to know exactly its long-term impact as it seems that the only predictable aspect of the pandemic is […]

Malawi : Media’s role in addressing GBV and SRHR

Malawi : Media’s role in addressing GBV and SRHR

By Joseph Kayira Lilongwe, 6 December:– A social commentator says the media can foster a change in opinion and behaviour – driving major legislative and social change – when it comes to partnering with other players in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). Often called the fourth estate, the media is also critical in […]

January 16, 2020 Themes: GBV | Media | Reproductive health Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media | GL Commentary Service

I A J Journal

The journal is the publication of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism No longer current

December 18, 2019 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)