Honor Killing of Women: A comparative study of the Pakistani Print Media

Syed Hassan Raza, Mahmoona Liaqat

Abstract


This research examines news coverage on honor killing.  This study is the comparative study of the two mainstream print media outlets Jang and Khabrain. The time period has been chosen from January 2013 to March 2013.Content analysis was used to examine how honor killing news is presented in these two newspapers. this exploration about the honor killing news especially violence news about the women further advance the dynamics of the crime news reporting by gathering the useful information that how the reporters and the media agenda setters are treating this issue. Six main categories and five hypotheses were developed and tested. This research focused on how much print media of Pakistan gave importance to the news of honor killing. The social evils are highlighted in the press, dealing various issues about women, including honor killing, like arranged marriage, Love marriage, victim statement, Mal-practice, victims of the Sexual assault, Karo-Kari. Murder is another evil against women. The stone hearted people kill the innocent women when they feel they are shame for them.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21015/vtess.v10i1.419

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