The media management of Nevirapine: content, causes and consequences

Bolognesi, Natasha (2006-03)

Thesis (MPhil (Journalism))--University of Stellenbosch, 2006.


This study presents an observation, analysis and effect indication of the media portrayal of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine in Western Cape daily newspapers. The research is aimed at ascertaining the quality and consequences of science reporting on an essential, yet too often politically controversial, AIDS treatment within the South African context. This work ultimately offers suggestions as to how the media could play a more beneficial role for the South African public when reporting on nevirapine and HIV/AIDS treatment in general.

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