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Did the British media downplay the case of Sabina Nessa and Why?

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Twitter users have commented on how the recent Sabina Nessa case has received little to no coverage in comparison to the Sarah Everard case.

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Twitter and other social media platforms such as Instagram, seem to be the main source of gathering correct information and informing the public / authorities of what actually happened when certain events take place, often spreading awareness to situations and acknowledging the loss of someone, for example.

Often similar cases are acknowledged, but certain cases such as the Sarah Everard case, would be seen to get more publicity and acknowledgement. Why is this? And is it something to do with racism?

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This week there has been a dispute on whether or not the Sarah Everard case was given more attention than the recent Sabina Nessa case. Newspapers and online sites have refused any allegations that this is the case.

Sabina Nessa, a 28-year-old teacher, fell victim to an attack last week, being murdered whilst walking through a park on her way to meet a friend.

The walk was just five minutes, aiming to meet her friend in a bar in South East London, on 17th September. At around 8:30pm she was attacked, the following day (Saturday) at around 530pm, a member of the public found her body near a community centre in Cator Park.

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Of course, this has sparked fury amongst not only Sabina’s friends and families, but other members of the public, campaigners and politicians too, many speaking out on how unsafe it is for women to walk the streets in Britain without fearing being attacked.

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Amongst the news that Sabina had been murdered, many social media outlets and papers took to the headlines, making people aware of the tragic news, but amongst spreading the news, and paying tribute, there was controversial arguments on whether or not there had been enough coverage on the case.

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The Evening Standard, MailOnline, Guardian, The Mirror, and more all covered the story within the first 24 hours, with articles and pictures, as well as including comments from women’s campaigners. The different papers have commented on how not all papers have teams updating their websites overnight.

The continued debate of why the different cases have had different levels of coverage, Mr Robinson said

‘Unlike the case of Sarah Everard who was missing for many days, meaning there was a focus on the hunt for her as well as the hunt for the killer, very tragically Sabina’s body was found in the park and therefore there was not that sense of drama around the hunt.’

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Ms Khan argued that there were important figures stating how widely different the coverage is for White people over people from Ethnic backgrounds, however it was later researched that she had quoted from US statistics.

Although it is still a fair point, we should continue to show our support and pay tribute for ALL woman who are part of all those statistics, we should teach our men to act right not our women.

Please make sure to inform the Met Police if you know any information. Stay safe

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10025659/How-mainstream-media-including-MailOnline-DID-report-case-murdered-teacher-Sabina-Nessa.html#v-8652005775828957413

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