Promoting Women’s Role in Media

Fulbright alumna Maud Blose addressing Women in Community Media Seminar
Fulbright alumna Maud Blose addressing Women in Community Media Seminar

To close out Women’s Month, the “GeneratioNEXT” youth group hosted a “Women in Media” seminar at U.S. Consulate Durban on August 27.  Over forty young community media practitioners and media students from Durban University of Technology and Creative Art College attended this interactive and inspiring overview of the challenges and opportunities for female media practitioners.

Fulbright alumna Maud Blose from Durban University of Technology’s Journalism School addressed the seminar.  Blose emphasized the importance of women working extra hard to be able to compete with their male counterparts.

GeneratioNext’s Nonjabulo Ngcobo indicated that the seminar would be an annual event to provide women journalists with a platform to assist and mentor each other.

Other speakers included UKhozi fm presenter Thembeka Zondo, KZN Community Newspaper Editor Sheila Mhlongo, and social media expert Pamela Mkhize.