How Should Rape be Reported?
ICF speaks to three women journalists
The 2012 Nirbaya gang-rape case, as it is popularly known as, had led to intense discussions on how sexual assault must not be reported by media. There has been a rise in the coverage of sexual assault cases by the Indian media since 2012 and it has given rise to discussions around violence against women. However, it is a shame that nearly five years later, media coverage on sexual assault continues to indirectly reveal the identity of victims. Often the ethnicity of the complainant or the place of stay/work are exposed in media reports.
Journalists Neha Dixit, Manisha Pande and Sonal Shah opine on how rape should be reported.
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