The Global Media Monitoring Project 2015, reports little progress towards media gender parity in news in the last five years. “… the decade 2005 to 2015 has been one of stagnation” according to gender and media scholar, Margaret Gallagher. “There has been no change in women’s share of news-making roles in the traditional media (newspapers, radio, television) since 2010, and indeed almost none since 2005 [and] the new digital media (Internet and Twitter news) offer little comfort."
Board awards scholarships to African members
Florence Dallu, an award-winning Kenyan journalist and communications specialist with over ten years’ experience working with both local and international media is one of two African recipients of IAWRT/FOKUS scholarships for 2017.
Her goal is to be a voice for women and children in Africa, through her writing and multi-media skills.
Carmine Amaro from South Africa has also received support for her media studies in 2017.