Aug 6, 2020
This podcast from Gender Equal Media Scotland explores the role the news media has to play in responsible reporting of sexual assault trials. Hosted by Alys Mumford of Engender, it features:
Dani Garavelli, freelance journalist and columnist for Scotland on Sunday. She has won feature writer of the year at the Scottish Press Awards for two years in a row now, as well as being a regular finalist and winner at the Write to End Violence Against Women Awards.
Professor Karen Boyle, director of Gender Studies at Strathclyde University. Karen has written extensively about issues of feminism and the media and last year authored #MeToo, Weinstein and Feminism – providing a much needed feminist analysis of #MeToo and sexual assault allegations against high profile men.
Brenna Jessie, Press and Campaigns Officer at Rape Crisis Scotland, the national organization working to end sexual violence. Brenna has campaigned on responsible media for much of her life, including with the No More Page Three campaign and on highlighting inaccurate and sensationalist reporting of violence.
If you have been affected by any of the things we've talked about today, you can call Rape Crisis Scotland on 08088 010302 and you can also contact the Scottish Women's Rights Centre if you're not sure what your rights are. They're at ScottishWomensRightsCentre.org.uk.
Access a transcript of the podcast here.