Few journalistic challenges carry a greater weight of responsibility than interviewing survivors of sexual violence that occur in conflict. When rape is used in war, it has a devastating impact on individuals and their communities.
The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma has worked with journalists and filmmakers who regularly work on conflict-related sexual violence issues to develop new guidelines. They emerge from a recognition that as a collective enterprise journalism needs to do more to define and share best practice. The goal is to achieve more accurate and insightful reporting, while reducing the risk of further harm to those brave enough to tell their stories.
Join this important discussion on how to document acts of sexual violence in conflict, while acknowledging that every survivor owns their own story. This discussion should be of interest to anyone who works on the ground covering conflict or who cares about ensuring the quality of journalism delivered.
Juliana Ruhfus, Journalist and member of the European board at Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma
Mahim Maher, Journalist
Leslie Thomas, Producer/Director of Mira Studio
Brock Chisholm, Clinical Psychologist
Location: Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ