ISBN 9783905758078
Pages 182
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Published 2008
Publisher Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Namibia
Format Paperback

Women Journalists in Namibia's Liberation Struggle Women 1985-1990

by Maria Mboono Nghidinwa

This study investigates the experiences of women journalists during the last phase of Namibia's liberation struggle against South African rule. Black or white, women journalists in Namibia made significant contributions to the liberation cause -including the founding of a high-profiled newspaper -whilst others worked for media sympathetic to the apartheid government. Based on interviews and deploying feminist media theory, Maria Mboono Nghidinwa pays close attention to the gendered power relationships in the newsrooms of newspapers and radio stations at the time. She looks at the intense political intimidations which targeted women and, in particular, the constraints experienced by black women journalists.

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About the Author

Maria Mboono Nghidinwa

Maria Mboono Nghidinwa is a former journalist for the Namibian Press Agency (NAMPA) and currently works at the UN headquarters in New York.

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