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Title: Media, crime and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa
Other Titles: Safety and security at events and venues - new rules, new roles and new responsibilities, Johannesburg
Authors: Swart, Kamilla 
Bob, Urmilla 
Turco, D 
Keywords: World Cup;Crime;Media;Tourism
Issue Date: 5-Feb-2007
Publisher: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Source: Alternation 17,2 (2010) 225 - 248
Journal: Alternation 
Conference: Safety and security at events and venues - new rules, new roles and new responsibilities, Johannesburg, 5 - 6 February 2007 
Abstract: This research article uses content analysis of selected written media to investigate the media’s portrayal of crime in relation to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Media reports from 2005 and 2006 on crime compiled by the Government Communication Information Services (GCIS) were analysed with four themes emerging: safety of tourists, destination imaging, safety and security, and readiness to host. Data from South African Tourism (SAT) on tourists’ perceptions and attitudes toward crime and satisfaction with security in the country were also analysed. Discussion and implications address the current debates regarding media, safety and security in South Africa, and the impacts of crime on attracting future visitors to the country
Description: Conference Paper
ISSN: 1023-1757
Appears in Collections:BUS - Conference Papers

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