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WHAT IS LEFT UNSAID: Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic

30 September 2010

The HIV/AIDS and the Media Project is proud to present its first major publication, issued by Fanele, an imprint of Jacana Media.

What is left unsaid: Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic is a 400-page multi-authored investigation into HIV reporting in South Africa. The book combines journalism with research to present an analysis that is at once broad in its scope and focused on the important issues.

The book is a collection of work produced by the fellows of the HIV/AIDS & the Media Project. It contains a selection of the best journalism and research produced by the Media Project Fellows, which gives an important insight into the history and key issues of South African health politics and media reporting on HIV in the last decade. The texts range from in-depth quantitative and qualitative research documents to radio and television transcripts and candid interviews.

As good journalism should, it shines a light on one of the world’s most pressing concerns and gives a voice to those whose own voices are often not heard against the din of political controversy that surrounds HIV. At the same time, the book also provides a wide range of research and analysis on HIV reporting and the role of the media in the HIV epidemic.

Join us at the launch

Jacana Media in association with the HIV/AIDS and the Media Project, a partnership between the Anova Health Institute and the Wits Journalism Programme and supported by the USAID/Johns Hopkins University Programme in South Africa are pleased to invite you to the launch of:

What is Left Unsaid: Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic

edited by Kristin Palitza, Natalie Ridgard, Helen Struthers and Anton Harber

Join us as the contributors discuss the state of HIV reporting in South Africa since 2003 and address the role of quality journalism in responding to the HIV epidemic.

DATE: Thursday, 30 September

TIME: 6pm for 6.30

VENUE: Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, 9 Jubilee Road, Parktown

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For more on the book, visit Jacana’s website.


Publications and Presentations

  • OFFICIAL INVITATION (295.66 KB) to the launch of What is left unsaid.