If news content is the final outcome of a series of steps involving the participation of a number of individuals, what then is the role of women in determining and shaping the news agenda? Who decides how many stories are by women and feature women as pivotal subjects in news operations? The IWMF provides women journalists the training necessary to become decision-makers within their news organizations. IWMF Leadership programs provide women journalists the opportunity to learn first-hand from leaders in the field.
“I have been in the position where I held a leadership position but did not get the full support of other women. This jealousy stems from the absence of opportunities. The more women are allowed in leadership positions, the more they will be able to support each other.”– Edna Machirori, Zimbabwe’s first female newspaper editor
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