Asia Pacific Media Educator


While women are encountering profound changes in their lives, the role and responsibility of television is critical in facilitating women’s voices, perspectives and issues. An analysis of women’s programs in daytime television in Malaysia reveals that far from promoting active citizenry by raising the level of public discussion, Malaysian television is weak and ineffectual, lacking clear political focus. Women’s concerns are not taken seriously and television fails to contribute to women’s empowerment in society.