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Report on The Impact of newspaper language
on women's status and development

A research published in September 1998 and was funded by the British High Commission.

The issues and themes discussed in the report are centered on the print media and the use of derogatory language in women-related news. The quality and quantity of news coverage accorded to women were also researched. The issues researched for this report were:

  • To what extent newspapers submit to the use of derogatory language while reporting on issues related to women.
  • Investigate the causes of sexist and derogatory writings; analyzing structural cultural and attitudinal factors.
  • Sensitize male and female readers on the negative role played by these newspapers when they give way to sexist approach.
  • Generate data essential for evaluation and correction of press policies.