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'Reporting Suicide in the Media'

Picture 023 Date: 01 Dec, 2008

The past year has seen considerable debate about the media’s reporting of suicide. On Monday December 1st POLIS, in partnership with the Press Complaints Commission,  held a seminar discussion on the topic.

The seminar explored a number of ethical and practical issues relating to the coverage of suicide in both print and broadcast media – and will examine the importance of regulatory structures. It will also have an international perspective, comparing journalistic practices in several countries.

This will be an informal working seminar, aiming to gather contributions from a range of experts and practitioners with the aim of understanding and shaping editorial and regulatory practice.

Charlie Beckett, Director of POLIS, will chair the following panel of speakers:

Tim Toulmin (Director, PCC)

Professor Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics)

Bob Satchwell (Executive Director, Society of Editors)

Anthony Langan (Public Affairs Manager, Samaritans)

Odd Isungset (Chairman, Norwegian Press Complaints Commission) 

Trevor Barnes (Senior Standards Manager, Ofcom)

This event has been kindly supported by the Press Complaints Commission