Comparative Analysis of The Coverage on the Killing of People With Albinism in Tanzania: A Case Study of HabariLeoandNipashenewspapers

Ndambalilo, Casmir Joseph (2018) Comparative Analysis of The Coverage on the Killing of People With Albinism in Tanzania: A Case Study of HabariLeoandNipashenewspapers. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study analyzed comparatively the coverage of HabariLeo and Nipashe newspapers on the killing of People With Albinism (PWA). The study used both qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze a total of 368 newspapers (184 copies of HabariLeo and 184 copies of Nipashe newspapers) from July to December 2008A total of 150 news stories concerning PWAwere analyzed from the 368 copies of newspapers. The findings showed that both newspapers gave attention to the killing of PWA. Both newspapers considered the killing of PWA as most discriminatory and violation of human rights. However, the findings reveled that Nipashethe private owned newspaper covered 69 news stories about the killing of PWA compared to Habari Leo, the government newspaper which covered 81 news stories. The study concluded that the spirit of the current press coverage about the killing of PWA in Tanzania is generally optimistic although there were some differences in the extent of the coverage of the killing of PWA. This study suggested that the media should provide contextual and background information about the killing of PWA and facilitate public platform to raise awareness about human rights and policy implication, and to encourage participatory approach to protect PWA. The findings suggested that media practitioner should set national media agenda to fight against killings of PWA because it has the power to perpetuate misconceptions on albinism and to play a positive role in protecting people with albinism against stigma and abuse.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Journalism and Media Studies
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 14:41
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 14:41
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2351

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