Reporting Responsibly on Domestic Violence
What are the main things journalists should take into account when reporting on domestic violence and abuse? This is what experts and campaigners set out to address on this IMPRESS-hosted panel. Watch the video below.
(Left to right)
- Kelsi Farrington. Journalist and Production Editor at New Internationalist.
- Liz Kelly CBE. Co-Chair of the End Violence Against Women Coalition and Professor of Sexualised Violence at London Metropolitan University.
- Emma Jones. Journalist and IMPRESS Board member (chair)
- Ryan Hart. Author, Domestic Abuse survivor and Domestic Violence Prevention campaigner, CoCo Awareness.
- Janey Starling. Campaigns Director at Level Up
MAIN TAKEAWAYS FOR JOURNALISTS
The panel discussion can be summarised in three main areas of discussion:
1. Recognising the wider context of domestic violence.
2. Understanding domestic abuse.
3. Signposting to services.
4. Reporting respectfully.
5. The importance of accuracy in initial newsgathering.
Watch the extended version of this video on the IMPRESS YouTube channel.