Media Institute of Southern Africa MISA Zambia has expressed concern over the insulting remarks made by a named social media user regarding female journalists in relation to their pay, saying the remarks are not only in bad taste but an insult to the journalism fraternity and the women of Zambia.
MISA Zambia Chairperson Fr. Barnabas Simatende said the remark is very demeaning and an affront to the work of female journalists who work tirelessly to keep the Zambian people informed.
Fr Simatende said remarks the were made by someone who has been entrusted to enforce Zambian laws which among others forbids discrimination against persons based on their gender.
He has told Voice news today that the remarks are dangerous, especially that they have a ripple effect and may cause females and other persons aspiring to become journalists to shun the profession.
He further stated that the institute will join the media, particularly female journalists to march in protest against the remarks made against mothers, sisters and mentors in the Zambian media to express their displeasure over the offensive and demeaning remarks.