CHALLENGES OF MEDIA FEMALES IN NIGERIA
ANIMASHAUN Rofiah, Olateju
IFRA- Analysis Fellow, Peace and Issue Studies System, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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Recent survey demonstrates that the number of women venturing in to media career have been about decline. This might easily always be traced to the manufacture of certain rules and principles which are likely to restrict women from obtaining top positions in their selected fields. Despite the fact that women make up more than half of human population in Nigeria, they sometimes are stereotyped, bartered and marginalized when aspiring for management office inside the professional world. This is the pushed of the newspaper. The daily news focuses on the impact of religion, education, economy, politics rights, physical violence, law, health and reproduction on women, since it considers вЂculture', among others, a major factor militating against women expansion. The beginning point is to examine the general understanding of women in Nigeria. Additionally, it examines the images of women in Nigeria media and proves by featuring the issues of multimedia women in Nigeria.
Keywords: Challenges, Multimedia and Women
Close to gross under-representation of women inside the major sectors in Nigeria, the challenges facing females in journalism has continuing to preoccupy successive regimes in Nigeria. Apart from its primary standard function: to educate, to entertain and to advise, the media is also charged with the responsibility of guarding the fundamental individual rights of each citizen in the country. The mass media and their tv producers form an essential and important bridge, an important channel, among Government and individuals. As well, they offer lines of communication between peoples of the societies they will serve, and peoples of different societies. The press both print and electronic, would be the guardians from the public's right to information. The people's right to know is definitely an essential component of a totally free and democratic society. The media also offers a responsibility to guard the most cherished ideals and practices of the people. It was observed that the quantity of women breaking through the a glass ceiling to get to senior management positions in media organisations was growing at a slow tempo. The percentage was quite low when compared with the overall volume of women who joined up with media organisations. They seen that men were still the ones extremely holding important positions in media businesses and systems governing media. Occupational segregation, Slower profession progression, Discrimination, Lack of preparedness, Lack of discussing skill, Not enough support program, Religion and culture had been considered as the major instruments of women oppression.
However , it can be generally well-known that many elements such as men dominance, myths about feminism, motherhood, family, the lifestyle of guy supremacy have an effect on women engagement in journalism. Also, societal perception of women in politics as sociological male, popularity given to men, violence, can certainly ignorance with their rights, religious doctrines, sex harassment, poverty, illiteracy, and the believe that males are all-natural leaders also have affected the women in media profession. Yet tradition, culture, religion and other factors have continued to widen the disparity among Nigerian males and females, by keeping girls in a subordinate position to men. The bigger society as well as the male subculture still observe women and their particular aspirations since subordinate, resulting in a situation in which marginalisation, trivialisation and stereotyping of women would be the glaring aspects of Nigerian your life. As a result, girls are largely under-represented in industries and public areas in Nigeria....
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