Guides and information on reporting of violence against women, including family violence, sexual assault and other gender based violence and/or issues
Media Resources, Guides for Journalists (Our Watch, 2014) provides the most up to date guides for reporting on sexual violence, domestic violence, family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and child sexual abuse.
Media Centre, The Lookout (The Lookout, 2013) contains resources on family violence information.
Previous Gudelines can be found below:
Responsible reporting guidelines for journalists (Domestic Violence Victoria, 2013, Victoria) is a quick reference guide on protocol, quick contacts and statistics on reporting on violence against women.
Family violence in the news: A media toolkit, 2nd edition (Child & Family Services Ballarat, 2011, Victoria) provides guidance about reporting, current information about family violence statistics, resources and details for media comment by family violence experts.
High impact local reporting on intimate partner violence (Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, 2011, United States) was filmed at the ‘Out of the shadows: Reporting on intimate partner violence’ workshop. This video link is to a highlight of the workshop, showing four award-winning reporters discussing high impact local reporting on intimate partner violence.
Four approaches to understanding IPV (Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, 2011, United States) showcases video coverage from the ‘Out of the shadows: Reporting on intimate partner violence’ workshop, of four sector experts framing intimate partner violence socially, historically, culturally and from a public health perspective.