27 Jun, 2012 Last updated: 21 Nov, 2014

Opportunities to strengthen reporting on violence against women to improve community understanding of the nature and causes of the issue.

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Resource 1: Victorian print media coverage of violence against women (fact sheet) (157 KB)
Resource 2: Victorian print media coverage of violence against women (summary report) (282 KB)
Resource 3: Victorian print media coverage of violence against women (technical report) (1.57 MB)

The media plays a key role in the way people understand social issues such as violence against women. This research focuses on how violence against women has been represented by parts of the Victorian print media. It identifies opportunities to strengthen reporting on violence against women to improve community understanding of the nature and causes of the issue. It is intended to be a helpful resource for all media professionals, but particularly trainee journalists, their mentors and current newspaper editors.