Man found guilty of killing his wife_Seychelles Nation_03 April 2015

Man found guilty of killing his wife_Seychelles Nation_03 April 2015


Date: April 3, 2015
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NAME OF THE ARTICLE: Man found guilty of killing his wife

NAME OF PRINT MEDIA: Seychelles Nation

COUNTRY: Seychelles

Date: 3 April 2015

THEME: GBV

GENRE: News

GEM Classification: Gender blind

Description: The report is about the sentencing of a man to life in prison for the brutal murder of his wife. For the article only one source was used by the journalist. The source is a male, the attorney general.

Analysis: The story itself gave a detailed summary about the events leading to the discovery of the woman’s body. The Attorney General was interviewed and said that he was happy that a dangerous man was now out of the community and not a threat to anyone. The defense attorney was also quoted as saying he respected the jury’s decision.

The story missed a great opportunity to raise awareness on GBV and the alarming incidents where women are being killed by their partners. This case was a sad one, as the accused has a long history of violence, he was just out from prison after serving time for domestic violence, and the minute he is out he butchers his long suffering wife and dumps her body in the sea.

The story does not interview close family members on the sentence and the outcome, organizations working in GBV are not interviewed, even the family tribunal which imposed the sentence for violence was not interviewed, and maybe they should have issued a restraining order. The issue of shelter for battered women could have been raised here (this has been an ongoing debate for years) as maybe if there was one the wife could have been there instead of being at the home, where she was killed.


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