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Why are women experts missing from the news media in Ghana?

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Duration: 0:32:50 | Added: 15 Nov 2021
In this episode of our podcast, we explore how well women's voices are represented in the Ghanaian news media compared to those of men, based on a research project led by a prominent broadcaster and former Journalist Fellow at the Reuters Institute.

We look at the reasons behind the unequal representation and treatment of female and male experts and what could be done to address these discrepancies.

Nana Ama Agyemang Asante is the leader of the Ghana Expert Women Project, a new initiative to count the number of women interviewed as experts and authority figures in this African country. She is the former co-host of one of the most popular morning radio shows in Ghana and is also a former Journalist Fellow at the Reuters Institute.

Host Eduardo Suárez is Head of Editorial at the Reuters Institute where he designs and executes a comprehensive editorial strategy to serve the needs of the Institute’s most important stakeholders. He is also a senior journalist with experience in Europe and the United States.

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