WordFrames: Taking Sides on Rohingya ‘Insurgents’ or ‘Terrorists’
In this WordFrames post, we explore the tricky and complicated media conversations around "insurgents" and "terrorists" in reference to the Rohingya, specifically members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, from Myanmar.
Pressing ‘Pause’ on NewsFrames
As we pause the NewsFrames project, the team takes a moment to reflect upon the past year and a half.
Culture Shot No. 8: Women in Canada
While Canada is often ranked high in terms of women's well-being, and often portrayed as a good place for women, dominant frames in English-language Canadian media seem less rosy.
WordFrames: ‘Migrants’ and ‘Refugees’ in French Media
Is a person's right to freedom of movement all in the name we give them?
“It is surprising not to find terms related to social demands and the communities’ defense of the territory”
"When conducting the search for the term “mixtec *”, with results from the previous year, two themes stand out: linguistic and cinematographic."
We want to see “our customs, our culture, our traditions, and our way of life.”
"What we want [to appear] in this word cloud are our customs, our culture, our traditions, and our way of life."
“To show the youth’s participation in Sarayaku's historic struggle”
"I would like this word cloud to show the youth’s participation in Sarayaku's historic struggle."
“Sarayaku is not only about struggle, it also has diversity”
"Sarayaku is not only about struggle, it also has diversity such as its flora, fauna, the spirits that protect us.."
“We also want our rights to be respected.”
"our rights, especially those of women have been violated by the big transnational corporations.."
“There is ancestral knowledge in the Sarayaku indigenous community”
"there is ancestral knowledge in the Sarayaku indigenous community that goes back many years"
“Some of the words that should be linked to feminicide should be justice and sentence”
"the correct words that should be used to explain feminicide and that fall within Bolivian law should be that in a feminicide there was justice without delay.."
“We ask for responsibility in the treatment of the news about feminicide”
"We ask for responsibility in the treatment of the news, which is more than just facts and figures. It is about a woman who suffered and died because of violence."
“The legal system and judges could follow up, minimize the risks, and guarantee the victim’s access to justice”
"I believe that given the commitment and immediate attention by civil society, an attempted feminicide can be identified thanks to public policies, the will of the state, and the funds assigned for security."
“The risks of violence against women and feminicide legitimize machismo and stigmas about women in society”
"The slowness in the investigation and judgments of the cases demonstrate the absence of the State's willingness to work for gender, education and prevention that would benefit women's rights."