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  • Don't glorify violence against women

    Don't glorify violence against women
    I'm writing you to express concern over how the media has covered the death of South African Reeva Steenkamp ("Pistorius breaks down in first court appearance," Feb. 16). She has been sexually objectified, and her loss of life has been trivialized. I ask that you please avoid sexualizing her in this publication, avoid glorifying the man who stands accused of her murder, and be more acutely aware of how you report violence against women generally — an issue that impacts at least a billion women worldwide every year.
  • Pistorius and South Africa's culture of fear

    Pistorius and South Africa's culture of fear
    As details continue to emerge about the killing of Reeva Steenkamp by the Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, one fact appears to be certain: The man known as the "Blade Runner" did fire four bullets through a bathroom door in his South African home,...

    South Africa prosecution authority 'disappointed' at Pistorius verdict

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's prosecuting authority said on Friday it was "disappointed" with the verdict in the trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide, but cleared of murder for the killing of his...

    Pistorius to be sentenced for culpable homicide on Oct. 13

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced on Oct. 13 after being found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the judge said on Friday. Judge Thokozile...

    Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'
    JOHANNESBURG -- Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....