The Media and Gender-Based Murders of Women: Notes on the Cases in Europe and Latin America

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publication date: 
Jul 24, 2014
This article analyses the connections between gender-based murders of women and the media coverage of these murders, particularly in Europe and Latin America.

Violence against women, especially its most severe form, femicide/feminicide, is caused by many factors, such as social constructs and the symbolic violence of what it means to be a man or a women in different societies. In contemporary societies, mass media plays a fundamental role in these constructs due both to the content, language and narrative used, and to audience consumption.