Monday, 13 July 2015 16:04

Commission joins research into media coverage of violence against women

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, Domestic Violence Victoria and Vic Health are partnering with the Centre for Advancing Journalism to investigate how media coverage influences community attitudes towards violence against women.

The project, which has secured $106,000 of funding, will be lead by a team of researchers who will investigate how media organisations decide to cover violence against women, and whether this process is changing.

A professional journalist will be employed as an ambassador for this research project, undertaking original reporting and interviewing sources often neglected by mainstream media coverage.

They will also maintain a website and social media presence devoted to spotlighting best-practice examples of reporting on violence against women.

The project has secured funding through the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Project Scheme. The Linkage Projects scheme aims to encourage cooperative approaches to research, funding academics to work with partners in business, industry or community organisations.

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