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Gender on the Agenda - MMA Report Launch

Media Monitoring Africa would like to invite you to be a part of an exciting event where we will be putting Gender back on the Agenda. Please see the invitation for more information.

Invitation: Ukuthwala Photography Exhibition

Media Monitoring Africa presents and invites you to a photography exhibition on the practice of ukuthwala themed: “The Silence Beyond the River: Encounters with the lives of ukuthwala”. The exhibition runs from 1 - 15 November 2013 at The Bailey Gallery, Arts on Main, 264 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg.

Contact Joanne Walker (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); 011 788 1278) to be part of the opening launch. Otherwise the exhibition will be open to the public from 8pm on Friday 1 November 2013. We hope to see you there.

Women see modest gains in world news media portrayal, Coverage still betrays significant gender bias

Women are still significantly underrepresented and misrepresented in news media coverage. That’s according to Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) research coordinated by the World Association for Christian Communication. Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) was the data analyst for the project which looked at media coverage in 108 countries. Despite the continued underrepresentation of women in media identified in these latest results, the project has also seen significant change since it began 15 years ago.

MMA condemns incident of Gender Based Violence in Big Brother House

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) calls on M-Net’s Big Brother programme to immediately remove Hannington Kuteesa from the show for physically assaulting female housemate Lerato Sengadi during the programme’s live broadcast on Tuesday evening.

Winners and Sinners on Women’s Day

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) has been sifting through the articles and submersing itself in reports, and here are our best and worst picks of media’s representation of women on the 9th August 2010, and in the days immediately before and after Women’s Day.

13 newspapers, all based in Gauteng, as well as television reports (ETV and SABC1, 2 and 3), were looked at as part of this qualitative project. This is just a quick snap shot of the winners and sinners on Women’s Day.

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