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Reporting Taboos

Updated: Tue, 9 Feb 2016

Introduction

In many countries, there are topics that news media rarely, if ever, report on:  abortion, mental health, menstruation, LGBTI issues, female genital cutting, to name a few. Often these are issues that society does not speak about – they are taboo. And yet these issues have an impact on huge numbers of people.

If you are a journalist who wants to be the first to properly cover an issue in your country – and to do it impartially, in depth, and with respect for the culture in which you live – then we would like to hear from you. Click here to learn more and find out how to apply.

In many countries, there are topics that news media rarely, if ever, report on:  abortion, mental health, menstruation, LGBTI issues, female genital cutting, to name a few. Often these are issues that society does not speak about – they are taboo. And yet these issues have an impact on huge numbers of people.

If you are a journalist who wants to be the first to properly cover an issue in your country – and to do it impartially, in depth, and with respect for the culture in which you live – then we would like to hear from you. Click here to learn more and find out how to apply.