These guidelines have been created to support media professionals and act as a reference when reporting domestic and family violence in the Northern Territory. They were developed in collaboration with Aboriginal organisations, Aboriginal women’s groups, specialist domestic, family and sexual violence services, and media professionals in the Northern Territory.
These guidelines aim to provide advice for news stations, media organisations and media professionals on how to report safely and ethically about domestic, family and sexual violence in the Northern Territory. Media guidelines also provide guidance for police, health services and specialist domestic, family, and sexual violence services about how to communicate with media organisations and develop their own media releases.
Produced by Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group, Tangentyere Council and Galiwin’ku Women’s Space with support from Northern Territory Government and the Australian National University Gender Institute.