A case study analysing the media coverage of the ‘Baby Tsepang’ rape case


Date: September 16, 2016
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Prepared by the Media Monitoring Project for Gender Links, based on the brief to specifically analyse the way in which key factors in the case were represented by the press and to identify themes emerging from the case.

Many questions about the role of the media in this case were raised. The case study perpetuates a particular type of gender  stereotype and victim-hood and there was little sustained analysis of the issue of child rape. The issue was exploited for its horror.


Author: Media Monitoring Project
Publisher: Media Monitoring Project
Year of Publication: 2002
Classification Number: 070.43 MED