Year: 2004 Source: Crisis, v.25, no.4, (2004), p.161-168 SIEC No: 20050220

This study addresses concerns over newspapers’ reporting of suicide cases in Hong Kong, using the WHO guidelines on the reporting of suicide news as a reference for comparison. The authors compared the official suicide information extracted from the Coroner’s Court for the year 2000 with newspaper reports of suicides taken from 5 major Chinese local newspapers. They found that the method of reporting was not in line with the recommendations of the WHO or international best practices on presenting suicide news. (39 refs)