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Introduction
In this modern day and times, many issues involving violence occur in the society we live. These issues are extremely publicized by the media. In this respect, the media places its keen interests in how the issue should be represented as opposed to what should be represented. Logically, the media is tasked with every opportunity and choices possible to determine how issues of violence should be represented, or the outcomes that may result from a violent crime. It is also important to note the manner in which violence is represented could have a positive or negative effect to the person it is addressed to; thus, responsibility ought to be considered before reporting is done.
Notably, violent crimes could be represented in a way that justifiable, easy, glamorous or cool. In this context, a victim of violence can be depicted in a way that propagates stereotyping. In the case of Reeva Stenkamp’s murder, it is evident that the media reflects Reeva as an object of intimate partner violence; hence, the case has been highly publicized in way that favours women. Additionally, it…
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