Should we show terrorist execution videos
The killings of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff posed a major ethical dilemma for media across the globe. Media organisations had to balance their need to tell the story as comprehensively as possible, with the obligation to show humanity and not to support the public relations strategies of media-savvy terrorists. In the United States, the issue has raised a heated discussion inside newsrooms. This fascinating article from the American Journalism Review delves into the complexities of the debate.
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