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Cartoon by Corrine Pearlman.

The real experiences of people in poverty in the UK rarely appear in the media. All too often, people on low incomes are labelled, stigmatised and misrepresented by the media coverage that does appear.

Church Action on Poverty aims to challenge that stigma by supporting people in poverty to tell their own stories; and by working in partnership with journalists to produce more accurate and positive media coverage of the lives of people in poverty.

We endorse the National Union of Journalists's guidelines on reporting sensitively on poverty issues. Follow the links below for these and other resources to help you report sensitively on UK poverty issues, and to find out more about our approach,

Church Action On Poverty, Unit 28 Sandpiper Court, Water’s Edge Business Park, Modwen Road, Salford M5 3EZ

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