The media contributes to society’s view of women as attention-hungry liars or extortionists when it insinuates GBV cases as false rape cases.
What lies behind this coverage of two hapless queer women, remembered only in their death and agony, is the history of how the news media has looked at queer women mainly through a lens of tragedy.
In its reportage of gender-based violence, the media often contributes to a rape culture where perpetrators get away with impunity.
In their quest to keep up with the sensationalism trend that media houses worldwide are following, Times Now, on May 28th, played CCTV tapes that are crucial evidence in an ongoing trial in a case of sexual assault.
Can one say that once the elections are over, we will have to spend less time trying to distinguish between real and fake news?
More often than not, the norms, stereotypes, and attitudes we embrace daily are learned from the media we are exposed to.
A person who commits suicide is not a 'loser'.
I was curious about the framework of this media house where the reporters were limited to the served 'truth' they were being fed by social media.
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’.
The situation is so bad that foreign news channels like the BBC has planned to provide a special coverage relevant to India, putting forward their solutions to the fake news crisis.