• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Çiler DURSUN

    Ankara Üniversitesi

  • Dates: 1 January 2010

The issue of how violence against women is represented on news is included in the concerns of critical and feminist media studies way back. It is displayed that the representations of women in general and the violence against women news are constructed in the form of strenghtening the meanings against women in society. The fundamental dynamic of this problematic representations is embedded into the epistemic status of news that assertes it as neutral and impartial knowledge and which is proposed by liberal positivistic approach to the news. News constructs images and meanings which strenghten existed patriarchal meaning regime in society. Because of the issue is emerged at the level of operation of news and its characteristics as knowledge, solution will arise on the ground of revising of this knowledge and improving a news ethics parallel to this. Here, by examining feminist critical approach to the news and to the macho work culture of news producing, a different epistemic status for news which makes possible an original and authentic news ethics is offered. It is essential to improve a new work ethics that journalists embraces and recognizes their responsibilities in society for reducing the dominant meaning cycle which justifies and naturalizes violence against women Aiming at this future, main lines of the news ethics which is developed by journalism institutions is displayed, and then foundations of a novel news ethics is proposed which will be capable to transform the self recognition of journalists.

violence, news, ethics, women, representation


Ankara Üniversitesi