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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.

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Panel:

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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.