BIRN Attended Conference on Sexual Violence in War

BIRN staff members Gordana Igric, Ana Petruseva and Jeta Xharra attended a seminar on “Sexual Violence in War” organised by the Dart Centre Europe in Brussels on June 21.

The conference attracted 30 prominent journalists who have reporting in war zones in Africa, the Balkans and the rest of the world.

The main topic of discussion was the ethics and practice of reporting on sexual violence, covering such issues as physical security, story framing and cultural sensitivities.

Participants discussed their own experience of interviewing victims of sexual violence.