Media

Kenya: States must ensure safety of female journalists

Kenya: States must ensure safety of female journalists

By Dr Sarah Macharia Nairobi, 12 November :Women journalists who cover stories about gender-based violence ethically are “human rights defenders in their own right,” and they often face challenges, including misogynistic attacks online and offline, as a result of their work, says Sarah Macharia, Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) coordinator and WACC manager for gender […]

November 13, 2019 Themes: GBV | GMMP | Media Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

Nathalie Didier: The Humble Voice of Change

Nathalie Didier, the voice of change, describes herself as a powerful woman who is trying to empower the citizens of Mauritius through the work that she does as a radio presenter at the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation. She is powerful because she can bring a change in the lives of people through the programmes that she […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Feminism | Media Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Deliberate actions to achieve gender equality in media needed

Deliberate actions to achieve gender equality in media needed

By Tarisai Nyamweda  Pretoria, 4 October: Deliberate. Deliberate was the word of the day at the recently convened Women in Media Dialogue hosted by Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) in partnership with Media 24. The dialogue sought to create a conversation for communicators and media to propose concrete actions and to address gender inequalities […]

Botswana:Dumiso Gatsha- Sex Rights Africa Network

Botswana:Dumiso Gatsha- Sex Rights Africa Network

SEX RIGHTS AFRICA NETWORK PRESENTED BY DUMISO GATSHA The network documents lived experiences of the LGBQTI+ youth through digital story telling. It does this to provide affirmative narratives and to bridge the gap between grassroots experiences and policy makers. The network documents the human rights experiences of the LGBTIQI+ youth. It uses   sound messaging techniques, […]

July 6, 2019 Themes: Media Programs: Protocol @ work

Botswana: Botswana Guardian-Boitshepo Balozwi

BOTSWANA GUARDIAN BY BOITSHEPO BALOZWI The article “The people versus the LGBTQI+ what comes first the law or the people’s attitude.” highlights the various perspectives and research on why LGBTQ+ persons should be free to engage in sexual practices, that are also practiced by heterosexual couples. It also highlights that being Gay in Botswana is […]

July 6, 2019 Themes: Media Programs: Media - Centres of Excellence | Protocol @ work

Yanick Bazile: “enn fou” (a madman) who is breaking barriers

Yanick Bazile: “enn fou” (a madman) who is breaking barriers Yanick is a young man who describes himself as “enn fou”, that is, madman or a crazy person in English because he is continuously trying to break barriers and change perceptions. As a young journalist of 24 who works for the weekly magazine, La Vie […]

June 18, 2019 Themes: Media Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Enter the SA #Voice and Choice Summit and awards 27-28 June 2019

Enter the SA #Voice and Choice Summit and awards 27-28 June 2019

Gender Links (GL) will host the South Africa #Voice and Choice Summit from the 27 – 28 June 2019. The South African Summit is one of 15 #Voice and choice Summits that will run across Southern Africa between June and September 2019. Winners from the SA Summit will participate in the Regional Summit in November […]

SA: TV media has power to change attitudes on GBV

SA: TV media has power to change attitudes on GBV

By Colleen Lowe Morna and Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 24 May: In January a TV news channel reported a story about the police believing they had arrested a serial killer and rapist who had been terrorising residents of eMbalenhle in Mpumalanga for the past four years. The story relies on one source – the police officer. […]

May 24, 2019 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | News | VRC Clippings

SA: Diversity, balance & sensitivity still missing in TV media

SA: Diversity, balance & sensitivity still missing in TV media

 Johannesburg, 20 May: There is urgent need to achieve greater diversity, balance and sensitivity in the coverage of gender violence in South African television. This is the key finding of the first ever gender monitoring of the audio visual media to include entertainment and children’s programming, in addition to the news, that has been the […]

May 21, 2019 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Gender Diversity & GBV in SA Television

Gender Diversity & GBV in SA Television

Join The Mail & Guardian, GIZ,  UN Women and Gender Links  at the the first public event of the Media Compact Flagship Project on the evening of the 21st of May 2019 in Johannesburg at 18.30 We will be discussing gender, diversity and Gender Based Violence (GBV) in South African Television focusing on a study […]