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REPORTING SEX CRIME AND HOMICIDE: WHAT DO WE NEED TO KNOW?

  • Byline Festival Pippingford Park Ashdown Forest East Sussex (map)

What do journalists need to know to ensure accurate and sensitive reporting on victims and survivors of sex crimes?  How do we present the facts about the perpetrators, and ensure we are neither sensationalist or salacious? How do we keep sane and rational, whilst retaining the passion and anger at injustice that drives us to do this work? How can we ensure that we treat the loved ones of murder victims with respect and sensitivity whilst also drilling down into the facts of the story? Join Julie Bindell to find out.

Julie Bindel is an investigative journalist with a focus on men's violence towards women and girls. She has reported from Gujarat, India on the 'womb trafficking' surrogacy trade; from Dubai on the trafficking of women into prostitution; Cambodia and Ukraine on the 'brides for sale' business;  the Samburu desert of Kenyan on forced marriage and rape;  Vancouver on the missing indigenous women and girls from the Downtown Eastside, and Albania on the unsolved murder of a young mother trafficked to a brothel in France.  Julie is on the Advisory Group of Byline.  Her latest book is The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

Earlier Event: October 17
Reading and discussion with Julie Bindel
Later Event: August 27
WE MAY AS WELL DECRIMINALISE RAPE