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Resources for journalists

Resources for journalists

Resources for journalists

The media plays a powerful and important role in shaping community perceptions of the causes and consequences of violence against women, as well as its prevention. Insightful and accurate reporting is essential to creating a community where violence against women does not occur.

The following are key resources for journalists who want to understand and responsibly report on violence against women. 

Spokespeople contacts

This is a list of people who can provide specialist commentary on responding and preventing violence against women.


Uncovered is a website developed by and for Australian journalists, focussing on critique, investigations and conversations to promote best practice reporting on violence against women.

The project is lead by the Centre for Advancing Journalism in partnership with Domestic Violence Victoria, VicHealth and the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission.

Our Watch media resources

This page includes various guides for journalists as well as information on how to manage vicarious trauma and harassment if it arises.

Media awards

This page has information about the Our Watch Media Awards which recognises and rewards exemplary reporting of violence against women.