A Snapshot Survey of Women’s Representation in the South African Media at the End of the Millenium

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In our country discrimination against women and sexism continues despite a new constitution which guarantees all South Africans freedom and equality. The media plays a role in this. The extent to which the media allows and opens our eyes and minds to the rights and roles of women in our society, helps to shape public perceptions and the attitudes of people in our country to the rights of women and against discrimination.

However the media can also prevent or limit our understanding. This project aims to evaluate just how limiting or open the media is being about women and the roles women occupy in our society. It is fitting, at the close of the millennium, to evaluate where women feature in our media and to reflect on the message that their status in the media sends to the society in which we live.

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