The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Journalism by Carolyn M. Byerly

By Carolyn M. Byerly

This instruction manual deals the 1st worldwide learn of women's employment in information utilizing survey facts. It contains chapters on 29 international locations from all areas of the area, authored by way of neighborhood researchers who've a intensity of information approximately their countries' tradition, historical past, gender relatives and journalism.

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Both nations are still emerging from a process of struggle. Both experienced long colonial histories; in the case of South Africa, that history was cruel and bloody. In the case of Uganda, the bloody civil strife came in the postcolonial era of the 1970s and 1980s under a tyrannical regime. For more than two decades now, both nations have begun to develop their civil societies and raise standards of living under democratic constitutions that guarantee gender equality, including equal participation politically.

Nastasia, Pilvre and Tampere observe that in Estonia, women are relatively equal to men in number in the newsrooms surveyed for the Global Report but they are underrepresented in senior management and governance. In addition, women have considerably less access to professional networks, which is something needed to advance professionally and politically. The sub-Saharan nations A national legal framework of equality has also been important to women journalists in other nations where the Global Report and other studies show strong advancement by women into decision-making roles.

The last of these, Made and Morna’s Glass Ceilings report, contains the findings from the Gender Links organization’s similar study to that of the Global Report. Gender Links, a Johannesburg-based advocacy and research group concerned with gender equality in media, conducted a study of women’s media employment in 16 sub-Saharan nations that had used a comparable methodology to that of the Global Report. Both studies were conducted within a similar time frame. Through a cooperative arrangement, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) was able to acquire Gender Links’ data for inclusion in the Global Report.

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