Verster, F. P. (2010) A Critique of the Rape of Justicia, With Emphasis on Seven Cartoons by Zapiro

A Critique of the Rape of Justicia, With Emphasis on Seven Cartoons by Zapiro (2008-2010)

Abstract

Regarding the work of Zapiro, a number of articles have been written, but only two post- graduate studies have been completed since 1991. On the Rape of Justicia cartoons, which were conceived recently (2008 - 2010) no academic study has been conducted. In this study seven cartoons by Zapiro are analysed, as indicated by the title and in the text. The theoretical approach for this thesis is founded on the Libertarian and Critical research models, as well as the views of the Cultural history school. As a rese arch methodology the qualitative approach was utilised. As data gathering techniques content analysis was complemented by literary and technical criteria. Interviews of selected informants were used as supplementary instruments. The goal of the study was to determine whether the Rape of Justicia cartoons can be construed as fair criticism, as is normally expected of a political commentator, while taking into account that editorial cartoonists t raditionally occupy a unique position in the field of journalism. The proposed hypothesis of this thesis is that Zapiro acted within his rights as a cartoonist in a democratic country. The conclusion was that Zapiro did not overstep the bounds of freedom of speech, especially not so in his capacity as a visual satirist.

Citation Francois P. Verster (2010). A Critique of the Rape of Justicia, With Emphasis on Seven Cartoons by Zapiro (2008-2010) (Master's Thesis, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa). Master's Thesis

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BibTex entry for this thesis:

@phdthesis{verster2010critique,
address = {Stellenbosch, South Africa},
author = {Verster, Francois P.},
pages = {8--161},
school = {University of Stellenbosch},
title = {{A Critique of the Rape of Justicia, With Emphasis on Seven Cartoons by Zapiro (2008-2010)}},
type = {Master's Thesis},
url = {http://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/5171?show=full},
year = {2010}
}

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Keywords:

MPhil Journalism, Zapiro

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