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Guidelines on suicide reporting


IMG_1759The director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention Professor Paul Yip, at an FCC lunch on July 7, spoke about how suicide news is reported in Hong Kong in comparison with how the overseas press handles it. He detailed research evidence on the relationship between problematic reporting and copycat suicide. Yip also said the media could contribute positively to suicide prevention. The audience members were given a newly updated copy of “Recommendations on Suicide Reporting for Media Professionals”.

Yip is also a professor at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests are in suicide prevention and demographic transition and its implications. He won the Stengel Award from the International Association for Suicide Prevention in 2011, and is a former vice-president of the association.

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