A Report on Sexual Violence Journalism in Four Leading English Language Indian Publications Before and after the Delhi Rape

Daniel Drache, Jennifer Velagic

The Delhi Rape is the most extensively covered rape case in recent Indian history. This report chronicles a media monitoring exercise of rape reporting before the Delhi incident between January 1, 2012 and August 31, 2012 . The report also examines the three-month period after the Delhi Rape in an empirical analysis of four leading Indian English language publications with a combined circulation of 2,946,340: The Hindu, India Today, the Indian Express and Tehelka.

October 16, 2013