The subject matter covered in this manual is based on input from almost a dozen journalists from the country’s leading media houses across print, radio and TV following a February 2018 media training workshop held by the Bhekisisa Mail & Guardian Centre for Health Journalism and Global Health Strategies.
The Campaign’s key list of ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ for journalists and editors reporting on women’s personal experiences of abortion.
To aide journalists in thinking of ways to pitch new stories on abortion, we have analysed recent coverage on abortion and have collected a list of potential hooks which have been successfully used in the past.
The way abortion is presented in the media can have a major influence on people’s thinking. This guide has been written for those working in the media to encourage accurate reporting of the facts about abortion, and honest portrayals of abortion as part of real people’s lives and relationships.