Every three days in the UK, a woman is murdered by her partner or ex-partner. These killings are often the endpoint to a sustained period of coercive control, yet journalists have not historically been trained on how to report on these deaths with accuracy or sensitivity. Level Up have produced the UK's first media guidelines on how to report fatal domestic abuse – which are backed by press regulators. The organisation run training sessions in newsrooms, in collaboration with survivors of domestic abuse and journalists.
The media guidelines are available here.
In this session, journalists will learn about the specifics and nuances of domestic abuse, how to report fatal domestic abuse sensitively (from sources to images and how to manage court proceedings), and the powerful role that journalists play in reducing the number of women killed overall.
Organised in association with Level Up.