Reporting peaceful protests by Tasneem Amra

Tasneem Amra completed this data journalism project for FAM3007S Designing Interactions.

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Tasneem Amra - Peaceful protests in the Western Cape

Tasneem Amra – Peaceful protests in the Western Cape


In this data journalism project, Tasneem Amra analyses police data and investigates online media reports on peaceful protests in the Western Cape between the 1st of January 2009 and the 30th of November 2012.
She found that online news reports about peaceful service delivery protests in ‘hotspot areas’ in the Western Cape were very scarce. The media tended to only report on service delivery protests once they became violent, thus confirming the aphorism “It bleeds, it leads”.

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