Breaking News

Byo women to stage demonstration against B-Metro

by Sehlule Zondo
19 December 2011 | 9860 Views
Women in Bulawayo are angry at the manner in which the B-Metro covers issues pertaining to their victimisation and are planning to stage a demonstration against the weekly tabloid, Msasa Project regional manager, Mrs Lindile Ndebele, told journalists last week.




Msasa Project is an organisation that fights for women's rights and helps them seek redress in cases of violations.

Speaking at a Bulawayo hotel during a Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Advocacy press club meeting to discuss gender-based violence, Mrs Ndebele said: "I don't know; are there journalists from B-Metro here? Women actually want to demonstrate against you because they feel revictimized by that paper. People do not like that paper."

Mrs Ndebele said women felt revictimized by the Zimpapers stable paper in its reportage of gender-based violence in situations where women are victims.

"For example on page 2 0n Friday, Dec 9, 2011 it says: 'Emakhandeni suburb man has been arrested for increasing his wife's head with a knobkerrie.' Already that is re-victimisation. A woman has been beaten with a knobkerrie, and a journalist is putting a story in the paper and says her head has been increased," complained Mrs Ndebele.

"People will laugh at the matter instead of sympathising. I think you are getting our concerns as the women's organisations that instead issues to do with GBV are trivialized and and made into jokes. You find a journalist writing 'after increasing' do you think other women after reading this will go public about their beating? Obviously, they will not," she said.

Mrs Ndebele whose organisation held a workshop on gender-based violence reporting for journalists in the southern region during the 16 days of Activisim Against Gender Based Violence last week, said the language used by B-Metro was degrading and contributing to moral decadence and advised the tabloid to improve on it.

Legal practitioner, Mr Charles Paul Moyo, of Moyo and Nyoni Legal Practitioners, also at the same meeting described the B-Metro language as "atrocious" and not good for public consumption saying the paper was detrimental to adults let alone children.

Mr Moyo also took the opportunity to condemn media houses for publishing pictures of the alleged female rapists. "That is illegal; every journalist of any moral standard knows that a person is innocent until proved guilty. Now how will you clean her name if she is found innocent of being a rapist?" questioned Mr Moyo.

"How are you going to do that? Everybody, the whole nation knows that. Can we stand up here and say we did a good job? We should all be ashamed!" he added.

B-Metro demonstration

Source: Byo24News

Comments

Latest News

Watch: Davido caught on camera beating up his 'fan' in London

by Staff Reporter | 29 April 2016 | 140 Views

Zimbabwe can fight back sanctions- Togo president - Visiting Togolese ...

by Thobekile Zhou | 29 April 2016 | 234 Views

Welshman Ncube mocks 'ideological bankrupt' Zanu-PF

by Thobekile Zhou | 29 April 2016 | 1212 Views

Comedian Ofishal-Xavier to perform at Zim Achievers

by Tidi Kwidini | 29 April 2016 | 490 Views

Togolese President urges Zimbabweans to remain resilient - Togolese Pr...

by Staf Reporter | 29 April 2016 | 834 Views

How does Mugabe's murder of 30 000 'embody African fighting spirit'

by Wilbert Mukori | 29 April 2016 | 1629 Views

ZITF official opening - Updates

by Staff Reporter | 29 April 2016 | 1136 Views

Ex-senator refuses to be expelled from MDC-T - Former MDC Mzilikazi se...

by Staff reporter | 29 April 2016 | 1455 Views

National Pledge: Respect the Right and Freedom of the Child Minister -...

by Mkhululi Zulu | 29 April 2016 | 760 Views

White farmer loses farm to Mugabe aide - White farmer David Connolly, ...

by Staff reporter | 29 April 2016 | 1261 Views

National pledge forced adoption should be rejected, people must go to ...

by Sikhumbuzo Moyo | 29 April 2016 | 666 Views

People's Democratic Party (PDP) International Labour Day 2016 Statemen...

by Gorden Moyo PDP Secretary General | 29 April 2016 | 484 Views

The National School Pledge: A National Philosophy - The recent introdu...

by Sparkleford Masiyambiri | 29 April 2016 | 648 Views

There's a lot to celebrate on Workers' Day - Whenever the country move...

by Gwinyai Mutongi | 29 April 2016 | 479 Views

Grace Mugabe warns Chivayo - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe and his wife Grac...

by Staff reporter | 29 April 2016 | 3941 Views

Zanu-PF purges backfire - THE chaotic votes-of-no-confidence used to o...

by Staff reporter | 29 April 2016 | 2090 Views

Fikilie Mbalula allegedly posts private part of woman on social media!...

by Staff Reporter | 29 April 2016 | 2376 Views

Prophet features in 'Blood Money' - POPULAR Dangamvura-based prophet, ...

by Liberty Dube | 29 April 2016 | 2929 Views

Evil HIV+ man on the run…deliberately infected Mutare women - A Muta...

by Cletus Mushanawani | 29 April 2016 | 2846 Views

Soldier sucked in night club murder

by Samuel Kadungure | 29 April 2016 | 2632 Views

Soldiers bash cops at club

by Collette Mukome | 29 April 2016 | 3130 Views

Female drunkard stabs buddy with broken bottle

by Tendai Gukutikwa | 29 April 2016 | 1878 Views

Late father exposes daughter's rape

by Abel Zhakata | 29 April 2016 | 3874 Views

Man beds minor, fined $200

by Collette Mukome | 29 April 2016 | 1849 Views

Retrenched man offers $10 maintenance

by Blessing Rwizi | 29 April 2016 | 1081 Views

Spiritual wives wreck marriage

by Tendai Gukutikwa | 29 April 2016 | 2639 Views

Touts clash in Mutare - VIOLENCE erupted at Mutare’s Sakubva high-de...

by Abel Zhakata | 29 April 2016 | 1202 Views

Road traffic accidents cause neuro surgical backlog

by Mirirai Nsingo | 29 April 2016 | 1812 Views

'Gono stole my $100 000, he is a thief,' says Kereke - Bikita West leg...

by Fungai Lupande | 29 April 2016 | 2325 Views

Entertainment

Busi Mhlanga flies Zimbabwe flag high in foreign lands

by Mafu Sithabile | 29 April 2016 | 3880 Views

Bev, Zoey unite - Pole dancers Zoey Noleen Sifelani and Beverly Siband...

by Staff reporter | 28 April 2016 | 1727 Views

Peter Moyo dumps fans, opts to sing at Magaya's church

by Staff Reporter | 28 April 2016 | 2869 Views

I belong to Africa, says Dorothy Masuka - DESPITE being a darling of m...

by Bruce Ndlovu | 28 April 2016 | 1799 Views

Hip-hop artistes salute Mugabe's son - Budding hip-hop artistes Panash...

by Staff reporter | 28 April 2016 | 1931 Views

Popular comedian Madlela releases 'comic' music album

by Divine Dube | 27 April 2016 | 2438 Views

Tau bounces back to Generations - Generations: The Legacy lead actor R...

by Staff reporter | 27 April 2016 | 3554 Views
iBlog

Greatsoftline For All Of Your Software Needs

coupon and promo codes: greatsoftline for all of your software needswhile some online sellers have promotional services that reduce the overall amount you spent, others do not .you need to be on the lookout for the best outlets in order to chase th... Read More
ITnews 25 February 2015 ago

Hp Omen 15-5116tx – The Next Generation Gaming Laptop

the hp omen 15-5116tx is being targeted at the performance hungry gamers. it comes in a single variant boasting an eye-catching attractive design. the notebook offers a slim, lightweight chassis and appears like a piece of art than an actual gaming... Read More
Sergey 11 June 2015 ago