Annie E. Clark of IX Network writes her open letter to the media:
“First piece of advice: If you want to report on human-interest stories, at least treat your sources like humans.”
See Safety and Sensitivity for Interviews with Survivors for practical suggestions and guidelines to follow when talking with a survivor of abuse, particularly in an interview format. “This guide is for human rights activists, advocates, citizen journalists, citizen filmmakers and others who are filming and conducting interviews with survivors of gender-based violence for human rights documentation and advocacy.”
You can read the Guidelines for Journalists on Violence Against Women here.
Women Under Siege also provides Tips for Interviewing Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.