Reporting on HIV/AIDS in South Africa disappointing, says study PDF Print E-mail
Media watchdog groups Gender Links and Media Monitoring Project have slammed South Africa's media for not addressing the problem of AIDS adequately even as the country struggles against the HIV virus. In a joint study, the groups found that only two per cent of news items in the media in the country with the highest rate of HIV prevalence were about HIV and AIDS. In addition, the study said that gender dimensions of the HIV pandemic were reflected poorly in the stories. Read more...