Sexual violence media guide
A new media guide is now available to support journalists to report on sexual violence in Queensland.
The Sexual Violence Media Guide provides journalists and editors with advice on trauma-informed approaches to reporting, sexual violence statistics, practical reporting tips and legal considerations, including covering matters before the courts.
A key section of the guide details new laws removing restrictions prohibiting the identification of an adult charged with a prescribed sexual offence such as rape or attempted rape, prior to the finalisation of committal proceedings in the Magistrates Court.
The guide was a recommendation of Queensland’s Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce in its Hear her voice Report 2.
Find the guide at www.qld.gov.au/SVmediaguide