October, 2017

Stories from October, 2017

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“Violence was the concept in dispute”

  October 26, 2017

Reframed Stories asks people to respond to dominant themes in news coverage about themselves and the issues that affect them. The stories center on the reflections of persons who are more often represented by others than by themselves in media.  Apawki Castro is the elected leader of communications for the Confederation...

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Framespotting with Emily May of Hollaback!

  October 18, 2017

In the wake of allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and the trending social media #MeToo campaign, the themes of sexual violence and harassment have been prominent in US and UK news. We asked Emily May, the co-founder and executive director of Hollaback!, to talk to us about the framing around harassment.

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Culture Shot No. 3: Heritage (Patrimoine)

  October 18, 2017

Do you know which country is the "best restored country in the world"? We discovered the answer to this question through our investigation around media coverage around the French word patrimoine or "heritage": France.

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“Media is just interested in covering conflict and blood”

  October 13, 2017

Media is more interested in covering just struggles, conflict, and blood, and it does not care about other topics that are also important to us. In Sarayaku, we are devoting a lot of effort to the promotion of the Kawsay Sacha, our proposal for a way of life that invites to a peaceful coexistence with the environment, with one self and with others.

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Lone Wolves are ‘Terrorists’ Too

  October 10, 2017

References to Muslims or Islam are common whether the story is about a lone wolf killer or a terrorist. We need to find better ways to characterize people who cause terror and a language that does justice to everyone touched by it.