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If you are a journalist reporting on sexual violence, we urge you to take the time to read the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Guidance on Reporting of Sexual Offences. This guide outlines the necessary protections that should be afforded to victims of sexual offences and provides a framework for thinking through safe and sensitive practice.

The Independent Press Standards Organisation has also created a useful guide for survivors of sexual offences considering talking to the media. This guide outlines your legal right to anonymity and what do to if you are unhappy about the media's coverage of your story.

The Editors’ Code does not set out the language which must be used to describe sexual offences. However, when reporting on sexual offences, journalists are reporting on extremely sensitive and personal matters.Editors and journalists should not lose sight of the fact that victims will often be in a particularly vulnerable position. Care should be taken not to choose terminology which sensationalises the offences, apportions blame or implies that the victims consented to the sexual act.

If you are interviewing a victim, you should consider the impact of the interview on the victim and what support you will make available to them. This could include letting the victim choose the location for the interview, or signposting the victim to appropriate additional support.