‘Under One Roof' Gender, Media and Democracy

This training manual is a result of the Women's Media Watch Media monitoring and Media Literacy Project 'Under One Roof', which has been running for three years. It is a project which brings together media activists, media trainers and media producers and has been implemented by our Media Monitoring Group. South Africa is in a transitional phase from a repressive apartheid system to an egalitarian democratic one. Entrenched attitudes need to be challenged in order to uproot the old ways of thinking and doing, thereby paving the way for a non-discriminatory society. The media has the potential to play a meaningful role in this process by shifting the paradigm around who and what is newsworthy, and by reporting and entertaining in ways that recognise the diversity of the people of the country.

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