Reporting Suicide in the Media

1st December 2008

On Monday December 1st , POLIS, in partnership with the Press Complaints Commission, will hold a seminar discussion on the topic.

This seminar will explore 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)