Malawi’s CNN award winning Ndanga inspires MIJ students

An  award winning Malawian journalist Teresa Temweka Ndanga has appealed with fellow female journalists, that they should stop looking down upon themselves and believe that they have a chance to flourish in their industry just as men do.

The Zodiak Broadcasting Station editor , Ndanga, who in 2010 won the African Journalist of the Year Competition which is run by CNN – Cable News Network,   told the  students at the Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) at Lilongwe campus  to believe in themselves.

Ndanga: With her CNN award

“What men can do, women can also do. Don’t take away that trust in yourself no matter how somebody tries to pull you down just keep on going,” she said.

“Some people always think that women’s work  [in radio and television ] is to do jobs (like being a presenter) and leave out the hardest jobs to be done by men,  that’s not true. Women can also write good investigative journalism stories and also be chief editors [so] stop undermining yourself.”

Ndanga however appealed  for the men folks to be “very supportive.”

“They is need to honour these women who have done a good job in their fields. So that when they are recognized they can open a way to some other young ladies who dream to join the same field,” she said.

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