Guidelines from the 2021 report, ‘SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND THE NEWS MEDIA: Issues, challenges, and guidelines for journalists in India’ by UNESCO New Delhi and the Bournemouth University, UK, are now available in nine Indian languages including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Kashmiri and Urdu.
These guidelines, ‘Sexual Violence and the News Media: Guidelines for Journalists in India’ are targeted at journalists and newsrooms and ‘can be put into practice on a day-to-day basis for routine news work focusing on interviewing survivors, depiction and news framing, sources, setting a context, and offering solutions’ according to a press release from UNESCO New Delhi. It further states that journalism associations and news industry leaders must take a lead in establishing a national charter for news reporting of sexual violence. It suggests that news organisations should adopt and integrate reporting guidelines into everyday news work and agree on an institutional approach for the use of language associated with sexual violence.
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Read the full report, SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND THE NEWS MEDIA: Issues, challenges, and guidelines for journalists in India’ below:Sexual violence and the news media: issues, challenges and guidelines for journalists in India