This deeply reported multimedia project explores the failure of Minnesota’s policing and courts to serve rape and sexual assault victims. Judges called “Denied Justice” an “exceedingly thorough investigative reporting triumph" that makes an "enormous contribution to public service." They commended the series' "incredible depth" that touched everything from "decisions around anonymity to the scope of interviews, from expert sourcing to the wide range of angles explored." Originally published by the Star Tribune between July and December, 2018.
Resources for Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence
An article by Frank Smyth, CPJ's senior advisor for journalist security, on the risks and rewards of covering sexual and gender based violence, as well as links to more resources for those covering sexual violence in the United States and abroad.
Webpage from the National Network to End Domestic Violence website with links and information on domestic violence.
Description, links and contact information for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, Office For Victims of Crime and more.
More than one in three women worldwide say they have experienced physical violence in their lifetime, according to a staggering new report presented to the United Nations General Assembly last week. The report also finds that one in 10 girls under the age of 18 was forced to have sex.
The Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls and Young Women saw a need to create a Media Toolkit that addresses common issues stemming from how media currently structures news around rape and sexual violence, and how journalists can better report on these issues.
The Facts on Domestic, Dating and Sexual Violence.