Media release: Invitation to attend the Inclusive Media Reporting Workshop

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Media Release

17 November 2022

JOHANNESBURG, 17 November 2022 –  Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) in partnership with the Australian Volunteer Program invites you to a free training workshop on Inclusive Media Reporting which will be held on the 30th of November, 2022 in Durban. The focus of the training will be on gender- sensitive reporting and inclusion of women in media coverage of events and issues of national importance.

This full day event is part of the three series workshops being held across South Africa to skill and empower media on inclusive reporting of different groups of people. While the training in Durban is focussed on gender-sensitive reporting and inclusion of women, in Cape Town and Gauteng, the focus is on ordinary citizens and children respectively.

After having had conducted several research activities over the years, MMA has found that women are among groups whose voices are neglected in media coverage. Further, there is very little gender-sensitivity when reporting about women. In few instances where women are included to media coverage, there are gaps in how this is done. To help bridge the gaps, MMA, together with an expert, Ms. Charlene Beukes- Mabaso of the University of Witswatersrand’s Gender Equity Office developed a module to be delivered at the training. The module which will be accessible to journalists and editors attending the training includes, among other things, how gender-sensitive reporting and inclusion of women in media coverage fosters democracy and benefits journalism as well as provides practical tips on accessing as sources women and, achieving gender equality in media organisations and in coverage.

MMA invites all practising journalists and editors from mainstream, small and community media as well as freelance journalists to apply for a spot at the free training. All meals will be provided.

Workshop details;
Date: 30th November 2022
Time: 09:00am – 16:00pm
Venue: Emakhosini Boutique Hotel and Conference Centre, 3 Lumsden Crescent,     Morningside, Durban

For further information, please contact:

Lister Namumba, Media Monitoring Africa, Tel: 011 788 1278, Email: listerr@mma.org.za

 

About MMA

Media Monitoring Africa‘s vision is a responsible, quality media that enables an engaged and informed citizenry in Africa and across the world. MMA aims to promote the development of a free, fair, ethical and critical media culture in South Africa and the rest of the continent. To achieve MMA’s vision, the three key areas that MMA seeks to address through a human rights-based approach are: media ethics, media quality and media freedom.

For more information about MMA and its work for children visit www.mediamonitoringafrica.org
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