Resources - Research Reports

Research Reports are indepth, often quantitative reports around our various programme areas.

Are we ever going to be heard?

2015 Children’s media coverage: South Africa

Children not in the media

Analysis of 2015 Namibian media coverage of children.

Gender Discrimination in Zambian Media Workplaces: Airing Out The Laundry

The problem of gender discrimination cannot be isolated to media environment. Gender based discrimination is a societal and national problem. The issues highlighted in this report though specific to the media work environment they can be said to mirror gender based discrimination which is prevalent in society, historically and otherwise.

Nothing about us without us- Namibian coverage of children

An analysis of the Namibian media coverage of children and children’s issues. The aim of the analysis was to provide an understanding of the holistic coverage of children and children’s issues in the media in order to hold media to account and to also help them perform better going forward.

Lesotho elections media monitoring final results

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) in partnership with the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Lesotho) analysed the media coverage of the 2015 elections in Lesotho.

Zambian elections media monitoring final results

Media Monitoring Africa, The Media Institute of Southern Africa - Zambia and The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa present the results of the Zambian elections media monitoring.

Lesotho elections media monitoring

Free and fair elections can play a significant role in stabilising societies emerging from conflict. One of the key elements is a media that is able to cover the elections and election processes freely. A free press has a critical function in democratic societies.

Zambian elections media monitoring

Media coverage must be balanced, equitable, fair and accurate, in order to contribute to free and fair elections.

Visible Invisibility: Gender Discrimination in South African Media Workplaces

The findings reveal interesting and concerning issues about gender discrimination in the country’s newsrooms. The research revealed that gender discrimination is a problem and a long history of inequality among the sexes is among the causes. Gender discrimination in South Africa’s newsrooms is about power, with those in positions of authority generally the perpetrators.

Gender on the Agenda: Narratives Of Masculinity In South African Media

The study explores definitions of masculinity and the ways in which masculinity is understood and communicated in the media. To get to it’s findings the study compares and cross-references information derived from monitoring the content of news media and interviews with journalists, as well as focus group discussions conducted with male and female respondents in Alexandra (Alex) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ). A key objective of this research is to challenge existing versions of masculinity portrayed in the media.

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