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Burundi: Poor Participation of Women Journalists in Political Matters

Burundi: Poor Participation of Women Journalists in Political Matters

The Association of Women Journalists-AFJO has organized this 15 November a workshop to sensitize women in general not to be afraid to provide political information, push media officials to encourage female journalists to work on political issues and urge civil society leaders to advocate for gender mainstream in the media. Agathonique Barakukuza, the chairperson of […]

South Sudan, The Most Deadly For Journalists

South Sudan, The Most Deadly For Journalists

The Committee to Project Journalists says 95 percent of the journalists murdered around the world over the last 10 years were local reporters. Yet, in its latest report, it says many of those responsible go unpunished. The CPJ says such impunity is one of the biggest threats to freedom of the press. CPJ consultant Elisabeth […]

Why Stereotypes On Female Journalists?

Why Stereotypes On Female Journalists?

 IT was an interesting, though provoking media discussion that was called to debate the role of women in the media. The theme of the media forum, which brought together journalists and media personnel from across the continent, was ‘Women in Media: Does having a seat at the table equate to a voice?’ The Graça Machel […]

Over 20 ACP Press Clubs Meet In Kigali To Discuss Media Development

Over 20 ACP Press Clubs Meet In Kigali To Discuss Media Development

The first ever Congress of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) press clubs, bringing together media and other stakeholders from more than 20 countries world over, are meeting in Kigali to discuss different issues affecting the media and learn from each other on best practices, challenges and opportunities in their trade. The two-day congress opened, yesterday, […]

Sanef Statement On The Tragic Death Of Hope Zinde

Sanef Statement On The Tragic Death Of Hope Zinde

The South African National Editors’s Forum (Sanef) expresses the collective shock of its members at the news of the gruesome death of journalist and media activist Hope Zinde. Zinde’s body was discovered in the boot of her car in her house garage. Her son has been taken in by police for questioning. She had been […]

These women in Turkey saw the need for a different kind of news, despite the danger

These women in Turkey saw the need for a different kind of news, despite the danger

Fingers tap at keyboards and brows furrow. A woman in Istanbul has just hurled herself from a 10th-floor apartment window, a frantic attempt to escape two male attackers. The reporters and translators at the Jinha Women’s News Agency hasten to get out their report, which takes a different approach than that taken by other Turkish […]

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