Facing sexual assault in the media

Media Date: 23/01/2014
Type of Media: newspaper
Name of Media: The Fulcrum

Interviewer: Kiera Obbard

Interviewee: Julie S. Lalonde Role: Director of Hollaback! Ottawa

Article Information

Background Sexual assault has been a 'trendy' topic in the media in Ottawa lately.
Reason The Fulcrum was looking to do a lengthy piece about the prevalence of sexual assault stories in Ottawa. Is the increased coverage because there have been more assaults? Are attitudes changing? What are the impacts of the stories? And whose stories are being told?
Comment It's so encouraging to see lengthy articles about sexual assault, particularly in a campus paper. I think it's a great piece, with a really critical analysis of the media coverage. It's also really well written.
Outcome Always great to see critical voices getting exposure!
Link to Article http://thefulcrum.ca/2014/01/facing-sexual-assault-in-the-media/

 

Keywords: Sexual assault, Hollaback! Ottawa, Ottawa Police, Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa, SASC, street harassment, violence against women