News to increase awareness
My experience with newspapers and media in India
I spent an entire month visiting different cities in India last January. We reached New Delhi on the 15th, the day after another brutal attack to a tourist was reported.
Hindustan Times - Foreign nationals' take on how safe India is for women
As a foreigner I always try not to judge the problematic affairs of other nations before trying to understand the context and how is that society working to build a solution. I learnt that dealing with my country news, having to complement my friends views from by international feeds, such as the ones provided by AP and EFE, a lot of times just translated by news publishers without providing the necessary background and perspective, failling to inform on the rush to fill the blanks of tomorrows edition.
Mass communication management will play a pivotal role on the absortion of any proposed solution, rissing and maintaining awareness while informing the obtained results.
Some questions to animate the thinking prosses. Does the understanding of a situation differ if it happens on our backyard or on a remote country? How similar is the flow of information for different income-level populations? Are you aware of the number of aggressions received by women in other countries, or just about the details that reach you through the regular news, often just the ones with non-local victims?
This are the links of the news I read in the printed papers that day.
The Times of India
Danish tourist gang-raped, 2 arrested
India shamed again: Danish woman gangraped in Delhi
And this is how
CNN elaborated on the event internationally (video).
Horrific details of alleged gang rape