Unethical Journalism Endangering And Re-traumatizing Female Yazidi ISIS Victims

Female Yezidi resistance fighters
Female Yezidi resistance fighters Creative Commons
Female Yezidi resistance fighters
Female Yezidi resistance fighters Creative Commons

Unethical Journalism Endangering And Re-traumatizing Female Yazidi ISIS Victims

On today’s show:

Human rights lawyer Sherizaan Minwalla, who specializes in gender-based violence in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, and Johanna Foster, assistant professor of political science & sociology and director of the sociology program at Monmouth University co-authored share their troubling research on Yazdi women’s engagement with journalists. They believe in a frenzy to cover news of ISIS mass rapes against Yazidi women and girls, journalists repeatedly violate standard ethical guidelines for reporting on sexual violence in conflict zones.