Palabras clave:

Human rights, journalism, written press, perception


This article presents the analysis of the news production of El Extra, La Hora and La Gaceta, three written media in Ecuador with the highest national, regional and local circulation respectively. The objective was to determine to what extent their contents are generated from a human rights perspective. Thus, two aspects were addressed: 1) informative production based on the index of violation of rights in the media, and 2) evaluations of journalistic discourse in relation to themes, sources, images and headlines. A mixed approach was used through content analysis and a focus group (FG) in which journalists participated. Among the most relevant results, the predominance of content that violates rights in two of the three media stands out in the indicators overrepresentation of reality and manipulation, although in the indicators ridicule and misuse of language there is no prevalence, there is a significant frequency of content who use language inappropriately and discriminate against individuals or groups. In addition, the differences in the organizational dynamics of the media affect journalistic routines and need to promote permanent training mechanisms on human rights.


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Biografía del autor/a

  • Lourdes Yessenia Cabrera Martínez, Universidad Técnica de Cotopaxi

    Faculty of Human Sciences and Education, Communication Career

  • Ricardo Francisco Ureña-López, Universidad Técnica de Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Ecuador.

    Faculty of Human Sciences and Education, Communication Career

  • Pablo Esteban Lomas Chacón, Universidad Técnica de Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Ecuador.

    Faculty of Human Sciences and Education, Communication Career

  • Franklin Eduardo Falconí Suárez, Universidad Técnica de Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Ecuador

    Faculty of Human Sciences and Education, Communication Career


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