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Women: as ‘invisible’ as ever in Nigeria’s news media

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The gender inequality in Nigerian society is reflected in men’srepresentations of women in the news media. Research evidence continues to show that women as journalists are still largely ‘invisible’ in the Nigerian press because the overwhelming majority of people who report the news are men. Monitoring of the Nigerian press1 shows that very few of the bylines in the news pages belong to women. Thus, the power to define the media agenda in Nigeria is still mainly a male privilege.

Keywords: Africa; invisibility; media content; news media; women

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/macp.1.1.127/3

Affiliations: Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Publication date: February 1, 2005

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