City of Red Deer
The Media and Your Privacy
The Media & Your Privacy
It is possible that the media will be interested in interviewing you if you have been the victim or survivor of a serious crime. You do not have to give up your right to privacy just because you are a victim or have a loved one who was victimized. At any time the victim can respectfully decline to speak to the media if they do not wish to do so.
The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime has a helpful guide entitled If the Media Calls: A Guide for Crime Victims and Survivors. This guide was designed to assist crime victims and survivors in working effectively with the media (or declining to do so).
Media exposure can positively or negatively impact victims’ recovery after victimization. Victims must make an informed decision whether to interact with the media following victimization as it could have negative impacts.
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