In March 2007 Gender Links and the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) collaborated on the Glass ceiling two report: An audit of women and men in South African newsrooms. The quantitative study builds on a qualitative study released by SANEF in August 2006 on where women are located within the hierarchy and work of newsrooms; as well as analysing conditions of service and employment practices that have a bearing on gender disparities in newsrooms.
While there are now roughly equal numbers of women and men in South African newsrooms, women, and especially black women, are still scarce in senior and top management echelons, as well as in the hard news beats. On average, women earn twenty percent less than men in newsrooms; and black women earn twenty five percent less than white men. The full report is attached below.
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