The Hoot Guide to Reporting Rape in India

The Hoot Guide to Reporting rape compiles laws and guidelines for reporting rape and sexual violence in the media.


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1. Minor children and infants who are the offspring of sexual abuse or ‘forcible marriage’ or illicit sexual union shall not be identified or photographed. (Press Laws Guide, The Press Council of India Journalistic Conduct Norms)

2. With regard to minors, victims of rape and sexual crimes greatest care should be taken to protect their identity. (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting)

3. The fundamental guideline for the media with regard to reporting on sexual violence against children, is to protect the identity of the child. (National Human Rights Commission)

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