Media reporting of mass sexual violence in war: Unintended consequences or structural flaw?


Date: August 10, 2012
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This paper analyses the issue of media reporting of violence against women in conflicts in Africa. It argues that media oversensationalisation of the experiences of sexual violence victims has served to further violate the rights of the women it is purporting to help. This invariably violates, even if inadvertently, their rights to privacy and dignity in the face of tragedy; reiterates stereotypical views of women as helpless and victimised; and sends a message to aggressors that their desired objective has been achieve.


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