Dataset : metadata extration tables of femicide reported in News Media

Show simple item record Brodie, Nechama Rachel 2019-03-20T07:49:54Z 2019-03-20T07:49:54Z 2019-03-15
dc.description The dataset covers 2012 to 2013 of publically searchable databases using hand searching . the exclusion was en_ZA
dc.description.abstract South Africa has a femicide rate that is six times the world average. Over 2,500 women aged 14 years or older are murdered every year, the majority of these women killed by an intimate partner. Despite the prevalence of femicide, less than 20% of these murders are ever reported in South African news media. Studies on news-media coverage of femicide reveal a subjective and obscure process of media selection and exclusion, which contribute to an archive of crime reporting that is not reflective of actual crime rates and which actively distort the nature and frequency of certain types of crime. This influences public perceptions and fear of violent crime, including notions of who is a suspect and who is most at risk. This study uses mixed-method approaches to document and analyse the content and extent of commercial news media coverage of femicides that took place in South Africa during the 2012/2013 crime reporting year, through an original media database listing 408 femicide victims associated with 5,778 press articles. Victim and incident information is compared with epidemiological and statistical data, including mortuary-based studies and police crime statistics. Media data is explored through various media effects models, including a mixed methods framing analysis, and is also examined by title, and by language. These analyses reveal how media constructs and depicts particular notions of gender, violence, race, and crime in South Africa. contact en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Governing Intimacies project en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, en_ZA
dc.rights This data is open but sensative en_ZA
dc.subject Data, Meta-anaylisis ,Femicide, Journalism,, Media, South Africa, Violence, Women , newspaper reports en_ZA
dc.subject Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS en_ZA
dc.title Dataset : metadata extration tables of femicide reported in News Media en_ZA
dc.type Dataset en_ZA
dc.description.librarian ninA2019 en_ZA Using Mixed-Method Approaches to Provide New Insights into Media Coverage of Femicide en_ZA

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