Review of Media Coverage of Kathua Rape Case

The Laadli Media Advocacy Initiative released a paper  "Media coverage of Kathua rape case" on June 9, 2018. The report discusses important questions such what guides media organisations' decisions to cover such cases; whether it is necessary to publish gruesome details of rape and murder; whether there are circumstances in which the victim's identity may be disclosed, and whether her photograph be used to evoke public emotion. The report points out that media coverage of gender-based violence cannot be viewed separately from media coverage of women in general.

June 9, 2018