How to cover sex work, sex workers and people who trade sex
Journalists have long covered sex workers and the issues associated with the sex trade, but much of it has proliferated stereotypes, outed criminalized survivors, and furthered misinformation. We offer the following guides to reporting on sex work and sex workers. These guides cover issues such as language, anonymity, and consent.
- From Mexico-based RedTraSex, Sex Work and Sex Workers: A Guide for Journalist Workers
- From two former members of the US-based Sex Workers Outreach Project; Six Problems with Media Coverage of the Sex Trade.
- From OpenDemocracy, A Guide to Respectful Reporting and Writing on Sex Work.
- A Communications Guide from Reframe Health and Justice.
Media on FOSTA/SESTA
The impact of FOSTA/SESTA was extensively covered in publications across the globe and documented the devastation, often centering the voices of those most marginalized. Survivors Against SESTA collected many of the resources here.
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