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Three different problems are highlighted and discussed: firstly the weakness of the BCCSA Code of Conduct in only allowing for two options regarding the adjudication of language that is gender discriminatory-namely "offensive language" that can only be considered in relation to the presence of a large of children or "gender based hate speech" where there has to be an incitement to cause direct harm to be able to seek redress.
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The main question posed is whether the cementation of simplistic gender stereotypes could be avoided by putting forward a narrower margin of appreciation for broadcasters that occupy our public and private spaces, in line with the constitutional prohibition of discrimination against women?
The Agenda journal facilitates dialogue and debates between academic gender researchers, activists within the women's movement and other segments of civil society. The journal is recognized as part of African women's long-term struggle against unequal power relations.
It was first published in and is now in its 20th year of publication. To date, Agenda Feminist Media has published 70 themed, quarterly journals.
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Pay attention to names, capitalization, and dates. Read and download Log in through your school or library. Abstract Every day most of us turn on the radio to be entertained by a steady flow of music broadcast through a myriad of commercial radio stations. Journal Information The Agenda journal facilitates dialogue and debates between academic gender researchers, activists within the women's movement and other segments of civil society.