New Guidelines on Poverty Reporting

Jackie Cox, Media Coordinator for Church Action on Poverty tells the EJN that many people in poverty “feel stigmatised by the way the media reports on poverty.”

Speaking at event to launch the guidelines in London in May, Cox said that people in poverty are the real experts on poverty and the feel “demonized” by the way some media write about their situation.

“Even if the report isn’t about them they get caught up in that demonization and stigmatisation.”