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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 32, January-June 2021


Francisco Javier Olivar de Julián Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, España
Jesús Díaz-Campo Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, España
Francisco Segado-Boj Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España
Title Compliance with the WHO guidelines on suicide reporting. Analysis of the Spanish digital press (2010-2017) Summary This research analyses compliance with World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on the reporting of suicides as published in the Spanish digital press over the period between 2010 and 2017. The Mynewsonline newspaper library has been used for this. A content analysis has been carried out on a sample created from all the news reports on suicides (n = 183) published in the six main Spanish digital media outlets (elpais.com, elmundo.es, abc.es, lavanguardia.com, elconfidencial.com and20minutos.es). Among other issues, the use of photographs and the young and / or popular character of the victims have also been studied. The results indicate that few news items about suicides are published and that only 32.84% of those published refer to events that occurred in Spain. A lack of compliance with the ethical recommendations of the WHO is also evident. Keywords WHO; suicide; digital press; news; Mynewsonline


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n32a3

Edita: Universidad CEU San Pablo

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