Book On Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic Launched

By Novell Zwange – The HIV/AIDS and the Media Project last week launched 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 SouthAfrica. 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.

The launch was attended by several media practioneers at an event held atthe IAJ in Parktown last Thursday, 30 September. It was a great success. The book will be launched in Cape Town on 19 October at The Book Lounge.