is aimed at stimulating more in-depth and analytical
reporting on HIV/AIDS in
South Africa. A
major focus of the Journ-AIDS programme is to develop
resources to inform media reporting
online resource for journalists which contains
the following features:
sheets on HIV/AIDS and related issues in South Africa
documents such as policy and cabinet statements
relating to HIV/AIDS
searchable contacts and projects database that
journalists can consult when looking for experts
to comment on key issues relating to HIV/AIDS in
to practical reporting guidelines for journalists
to free online scientific publications
on HIV/AIDS and related news groups
searchable archive of HIV/AIDS related news articles
from Southern African news sources and international
Journ-AIDS website (www.journ-aids.org) aims to be
a research portal that researchers can consult when
undertaking research on media reporting on HIV/AIDS.
Journ-AIDS Network in collaboration with the AIDS Law
Project developed a Draft Ethical Guideline in
reporting on HIV/AIDS for the South African Media.
The guideline gives particular attention to the rights
of people living with HIV/AIDS, gender and HIV/AIDS,
the rights of children living with and affected by
HIV/AIDS and the roles and responsibilities of media
practitioners in covering the epidemic.
staff have provided capacity development to media
institutions through supporting in-service training
programmes and newsroom discussions on HIV/AIDS.
has collaborated with and provided technical support
to existing training programmes targeting media practitioners
in reporting on HIV/AIDS.
has also provided support to academic institutions
for the integration of HIV/AIDS into existing journalism
and media studies courses.
facilitate networking the Journ-AIDS Electronic Discussion
Forum was established for media representatives to
discuss issues relevant to media reporting on HIV/AIDS.
Journ-AIDS Roundtables provide the opportunity for
media to network and discuss issues confronting journalists
in reporting on HIV/AIDS. In addition HIV/AIDS experts
are invited to address the Roundtable on issues identified
by journalists to facilitate networking between media
and HIV/AIDS experts.
obtained seed funding from USAID through the Johns
Hopkins University Centre
for Communications Programmes for its programme in South
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