How to cover sex work, sex workers and people who trade sex

Respectful Reporting

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.


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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