Three tips for reporting on gender-based violence


A short video by IJNet (International Journalists' Network) on how to avoid stereotypes and sensationalism when portraying violence against women and girls in media

From #MeToo stories to cases of forced marriages and feticide, media coverage of violence against women and girls has increased. Here are IJNet ’s three tips for better reporting about gender-based violence:

  1. Assess dangers for sources
  2. Conduct interviews carefully (and do not cry)
  3. Move beyond stereotypical images

This video is made by Clothilde Goujard and based on an IJNET article (available here ) by Cristiana Bedei.