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Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide #mediaethics

Suicide is a public health issue. Media and online coverage of suicide should be informed by using best practices. Some suicide deaths may be newsworthy. However, the way media cover suicide can influence behavior negatively by contributing to contagion or… Continue Reading →

New York- How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint #Vaw

Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint By WALT BOGDANICHJULY 12, 2014 Photo Anna, outside the Barn, a campus dance hall, said she was sexually assaulted there weeks into her freshman year at Hobart… Continue Reading →

#India – Guide of Rape Reporting #Vaw #mustread

GUIDE TO RAPE REPORTING by hoot.org Laws and voluntary guidelines representation of rape victims in media channels With so many sexual assault and rape cases coming in to light every day and media coverage growing manifold, The Hoot has compiled… Continue Reading →

#India -Feminist interventions and the agency of the survivor #Vaw #mustread

NOVEMBER 26, 2013     We write as feminists and activists in the women’s movement, disturbed by imputations of motive to some fellow activists who have spoken out publicly in the Tehelka sexual assault case. These allegations of pandering to… Continue Reading →

#India – How the Delhi gang-rape revealed the ugly truth about India’s journalists #mustread

By ROHAN VENKATARAMAKRISHNAN After a brutal gang-rape-murder that inspired not only protests and outrage but also a suicide, new legislation and a heightened awareness of the very nature of womanhood in India, all eyes ought to have been trained on the… Continue Reading →

#India – Media’s Rape Coverage Template #Vaw #mustread

POSTED BY KISHALAY BHATTACHARJEE | AUGUST 26, 2013 IN newslaundry.com I was just one traffic signal away from my office at New Delhi’s Barakhamba Road when the men squatted on the intersection and held up traffic for hours. I thought this was… Continue Reading →

What Grammar Says About Rape #Vaw #Reporting #mustread

Posted by: ladiesfinger , August 19, 2013 By Tilotamma Shrinivasa Before we begin, a quick grammar lesson is due. Google for ‘passive voice’ and the very first hit defines it like this: Passive voice is used when the focus is on the action. It… Continue Reading →

TOI’s foot-in-mouth rape coverage #mediaethics #Vaw #reporting

In its desire to give saturation coverage to such crimes, TOI led the way. But there were four oversights that ought to have been caught by alert editors. Politically correct terminology is not enough, says KALPANA SHARMA  in hoot.org On… Continue Reading →

BBC Tactics in Covering North Korea Are Faulted

By RAVI SOMAIYA Published: April 14, 2013, NYT As tensions escalated between North Korea and the world late last month, a small group of students from the prestigious London School of Economics crossed the border into the reclusive country for what… Continue Reading →

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