Sunday, December 8, 2019
Interview Surviors of GBV

How To Sensitively Interview Survivors Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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When the media professionals interview survivors of gender-based violence, they must keep in mind that they are asking survivors or their families to recount an extremely traumatic experience.
Rachana Mudraboyina

Rachana Mudraboyina On TransVision And Trans Representation In Media

Rachana Mudraboyina, creator of TransVision, India’s first YouTube channel for transgender issues, is fighting to tell the stories that others do not want to.
news framing

Does News Framing Change How We Understand Rape? | #GBVinMedia

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The news framing of an incident of rape can heavily influence how it is understood by society – as a public problem instead of a ‘woman’s mistake’.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
Rape And The Problem With Reported Speech | #GBVinMedia

Rape And The Problem With Reported Speech | #GBVinMedia

Given the above, it looks like most rape reports in the news media present an incomplete picture. The public perception of rape, however, depends heavily on how it is reported.
Capital Punishment For Rape: The Death Of A Debate | #GBVinMedia

Capital Punishment For Rape: The Death Of A Debate | #GBVinMedia

When the family members of victims express views in favour of the death penalty as an appropriate form of retributive justice, media reports rarely provide context in the form of the larger discourse on capital punishment.
media false rape cases

The Spectre Of False Rape Cases And How The Media Perpetuates It

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The media contributes to society’s view of women as attention-hungry liars or extortionists when it insinuates GBV cases as false rape cases.
Why Are Sensationalist Headlines Of GBV Cases A Problem?

Why Are Sensationalist Headlines Of GBV Cases A Problem? | #GBVinMedia

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While it is important to draw attention to cases of rape and gender-based violence, it is equally important not to turn a grievous crime into a media circus – something that begins to resemble entertainment.
How Can The Media Report Violence Against Women More Sensitively?

How Can The Media Report Violence Against Women More Sensitively?

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The reach of media is unsurprisingly high, traversing local and international borders. Its coverage of issues like violence against women guide the public discourse and shape the opinion and understanding of its viewers and readers.
victim-blaming

How Does The Media Perpetuate Victim Blaming When Reporting GBV?

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The media's language can determine whether an incident of rape is viewed in a victim-blaming manner, or in a way that affirms the agency of women.

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Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.