Women need to be included in each step in the news value chain, whether in leadership, news production or consumption.
Comfort Mussa, a prolific, multi-award-winning journalist with a keen eye for stories that expose social injustice, says, though online violence is a challenging part of the profession she stays because people like her remain the voice of the voiceless.
South African broadcast journalist Silindelo Masikane has been bullied online and is a target of threats of violence. She says harassment is part of the job of reporting in Africa.
In a vicious game to scorn and discredit African women journalists, award-winning Ugandan journalist and women’s rights advocate Culton Scovia Nakamya says gender and even tribe become fair game for online trolls in their work to push women journalists to self-censor.