Women invite media into gender discussion

source: Mmegi
Ephraim Keoreng
Staff Writer

The media in Botswana has been urged to cover issues affecting women in rural areas. Speaking at a panel discussion held under the banner, “The media has failed women in Botswana,” last Thursday, panelist Elsie Alexander of University of Botswana said she has noticed that womenfolk in rural areas are not given coverage, as the media concentrates more on the urban centres.

She said the media is supposed to be the voice of the voiceless and not just concentrate its efforts in the media conferences where speeches are read. Alexander also complained that HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence issues coverage has gone down, urging that they should be at the top of the agenda. “Our media workshops do not translate into deliverables. Maybe we need to find a [continue reading]

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