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Assessment of Media Coverage of Gender Based Violence in Lebanon

Publisher: UNFPA
Type: Report
Date: 2012
Keywords: violence against women, gender based violence,
Location in CRTDA: Independent Resources and Information Services (IRIS)

The study, which was conducted by the Lebanese Council to Resist Violence against Women, with the support of UNFPA, monitored radio stations, newspapers, magazines. News broadcasts on TV, soap operas, talk shows, and comedies in order to construct indicators to measure media coverage of gender based violence, to point out the gaps in the way that the media deals with this issue in addition to the exploitation of victims as well as the stereotyping of women. The study also noted the difficulties faced by media staff namely job insecurity, inability to manage huge data, inability to keep up with progress in IT and social media as well as their experience of different forms of violence namely political violence, financial violence as well as family and confessional violence.

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