How do Pakistani Print Media covers Crime Stories on Women; Comparative Study of two Newspapers

Fatima Tehreem, Syed Hassan Raza


Women crime stories have become top stories; it has taken a lot of importance not only because of the women issues but crime stories as well. The present study explores the image of women in context to gender issues of crimes in the news of two dailies: daily Jang and Nawa-i-Waqt. The study also finds out the comparison of two dailies regarding women image. Findings of the study show that daily Jang is less prone to describe women as helpless and as powerless, helpless creature whereas daily. Whereas in the Nawa-i-Waqt paints a picture of women in a more regardless way, in their news, women are shown victimized by men and male dominating society aspect is also shown. The study also highlights that daily Nawa-i-Waqt frequently publishes news on crime issues related to the women as compared to daily Jang. The study suggests further research be done on the same topic in electronic media.

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