Perspectiva de Género en la Prensa Ecuatoriana

Translated title of the contribution: Gender Perspective in the Ecuadorian Press

Pablo Efrain Romero Guayasamin, Orfa Nelly Valbuena Bedoya

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This document recovers the results of the exploratory research process applied to three written media in Ecuador: El Comercio, El Universo and El Telégrafo. during three months of 2018. The The purpose of the study was to establish the forms of representation of women and gender violence in the journalistic notes of the Ecuadorian press. The starting point was, on the one hand, the Ecuadorian Constitution, which in its Article 11, Title 2, states that "no one may be discriminated against on the basis of ethnicity, place of birth, age, sex, gender identity (...), sexual orientation". sexual orientation"; and on the other hand, the Organic Law of Communication, LOC, which establishes in Art. 61 the restriction of publications with restriction of publications with discriminatory content for reasons of gender identity, sexual orientation, etc., among others. reasons of gender identity, sexual orientation, sex, HIV. From this perspective, it prohibits (art. 62) any practice that "has the purpose or result of the recognition, enjoyment or exercise of the human rights recognized in the Constitution and in international instruments. international instruments". The recent Law to Prevent and Eradicate Violence against Women was also taken into account. Eradicate Violence against Women was also taken into account. Finally, the descriptive data obtained in this first phase of the research the research allows us to identify some lessons that can help to improve journalistic contribute to improving journalistic practice on issues related to gender violence. violence.
Translated title of the contributionGender Perspective in the Ecuadorian Press
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Title of host publicationCuadernos Artesanos de Comunicación # 155
PublisherUniversidad de la Habana, Cuba
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)978-84-17314-13-2
StatePublished - 2 Feb 2019


  • Communication
  • Gender
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Rights
  • Violence against women

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 123A Journalism and Communication


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