Femicide and Intimate-Partner-Violence Events: Cross-Cultural discourse analysis of Greek and English online newspapers.
The present study is a comparative discourse analysis of Greek and English background articles and news reports about Intimate Partner Violence and femicide incidents in two online newspapers, Kathimerini online and The Guardian. From the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown, there has been a growing discussion about the explosion of femicide incidents in many countries, including Greece and the UK. The current study explored this type of crime in light of media representations to understand the discourse about gender-related violence. Through a qualitative discourse analysis, a series of findings were obtained. While events in the English corpus were framed with an emphasis on the social aspect of gendered violence, the Greek corpus viewed events as personal matters. In addition, there were differences in how responsibility was attributed in two corpora. These findings contribute to the existing body of research regarding the relationship between framing theory and IPV media representations.
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