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Women told to join media

Arin Kumar
Saturday, April 02, 2011

Women have been encouraged to take up the challenge and to stand up and represent themselves.

This is the view of Fulori Turaga of the Fiji Media Watch when asked if women are under-represented.

This issue was brought up after gender imbalances in the media was noted.

"There is less representation of women in the newsroom and it has been globally noted that the newsroom and news is being dominated by males," she said.

"Women are only the point of interest when they become victims of violence.

"And if it's a male reporter and female subject then less percentage of reporting is female-oriented but if the reporter and subject are females, then only will we see higher female-oriented news content.

"Female students should take up journalism of all genres even sports as they can report equally well as the males.

"Even in sports women-oriented sports and athletes should get equal coverage as the men do because they can play equally well as the men do."

Fulori encouraged women to take up the initiative and try and get jobs that are dominated by the men for example in politics and international relations.

"Women should not be afraid and should try and take up executive posts because they have the ability that men have.

"In the future we want to see more about the good deeds of women rather than the common picture of them as victims."


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