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- 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 Nechama.Brodie@wits.ac.za
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- This project is in the second year of a 6 year cycle. It looks at the creating resources and assessing educational outcomes in medical education using an e-learning environments contents and software.
- We are a diverse group of ecologists based at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and affiliated with the Centre for African Ecology.
- This is an experimental collection for research office in the faculty of health sciences
- Wits Faces Dataset: high resolution standardised facial photograph and CCTV recording database of male Africans
- This systematic review identified publications describing research capacity building programs and noted their effect, their contexts, and the mechanisms, processes and social actors employed in them.
- This dataset is made available by R.C.A. Minnitt for teaching purposes. For queries regarding the contents contact Nina Lewin by email : Nina.Lewin@wits.ac.za or Tel : 011 717 1911
- Dataset from Effects of methanolic extract of Moringa oleifera leaves on fructose-induced metabolic dysfunction in growing Sprague Dawley rats.