Nurul is top woman in media coverage

Dismal performance for women in parliament, Nurul is top woman. Go Izzah!

MoCS

By Priscilla Prasena

But a survey finds that the press pays much more attention to male personalities in articles on the general election.

PETALING JAYA:  Nurul Izzah Anwar is the most frequently mentioned woman in media articles on the run-up to the May 5 general election, according to a survey conducted by the Centre of Independent Journalism and the Malaysian branch of Nottingham University.

The survey, part of a media monitoring project called Watching the Watchdog, found that Nurul scored 0.66% in “value of coverage”, a figure that the surveyors said was way below the average score of male personalities.

The survey analysts found that the value of coverage of the average male political figure was nine times higher than that of the average female.

The 13-day survey covered 29 publications and identified 18,821 articles in Malay, English, Chinese and Tamil.

Among women, caretaker tourism minister Ng Yen Yen, scoring…

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