If you are a victim or survivor of a serious crime, the media may want to interview you. Being a victim or having a loved one who has been victimized does not mean that you have to give up your right to privacy. Victims who do not wish to speak to the media can refuse at any time by respectfully declining.
The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime Guide for Crime Victims and Survivors is intended to help crime victims and survivors work effectively and comfortably with the media (or to decline to do so).
Interacting with the media following victimization is a significant decision for victims as media exposure can positively or negatively impact your recovery process.