Media Monitors, Zimbabwe*
Media Monitors and the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists monitored 19 local media outlets for 30 consecutive days in April 2016 to understand the quality and nature of news reporting on poverty.
Applying a methodology adapted from the Global Media Monitoring Project, the research uncovered the following:
The report points out that "the media can contribute to adding to or dispelling any stereotypes that prejudice people living in conditions of poverty. Ideally they, in the public interest, should challenge the portrayal of women as victims of poverty, the view that people living in poverty are dependent, desperate and gullible or that they lack innovation to overturn their fortunes".
Access the full report here.
*Media Monitors is a Zimbabwean NGO that conducts media monitoring and analyses trends in the Zimbabwean media. Media Monitors vision is of a quality media that works in the public interest; supporting an informed and engaged citizen. http://www.mediamonitors.org.zw/