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Children: coverage, images and interviews

How should we handle reporting about children who are accused of committing crimes? What about children who are the victims of crimes, or witnesses to crimes? This resource from ONA Ethics offers some useful guidance.

Guidelines for journalists reporting on children

Media reporting on children and young people should never put them at risk. UNICEF has developed principles and guidelines to help journalists report on children’s issues in a way that enables them to serve the public interest without compromising the rights of children.

The Suicide Reporting Toolkit

A website for journalists and journalism educators devoted to ethical decisions about storytelling while under newsroom pressure.

Tip Sheet Collection: Victims and Dealing with the Past

This collection of tip sheets, written by journalist Susan McKay, is part of a Queen’s University Belfast project exploring the intersection between victims and ‘dealing with the past’ in Northern Ireland, in particular through examining the themes of voice, agency, and blame.

It includes guidelines on 1) interviewing victims and survivors of conflict; 2) representing and engaging with victims and survivors for journalists, editors and educators; 3) speaking to journalists and the media.

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