Reporting on Violence against Women: A Case Study of Select News Media in Seven Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean

Abbott Galvão, Luísa
Dec 2015
This report outlines the results of a preliminary case study of the portrayal by the news media of violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean. It focuses on national print news agencies in seven countries: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The aim of this analysis is to identify general patterns on the way the news media conveys violence against women and highlight areas that require additional scrutiny by the news media as well as civil society, government, and the international development community.