Ethical News And Debates
|If you see a camera crashing from the heavens, chances are very good it wasn’t supposed to be there — journalistic intent or no journalistic intent. (Read more on Nieman Lab)|
|In response to readers’ complaints about its decision to publish the image of drowned three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi last week, the Berlin-based daily Bild pulled every one of its news pictures on Tuesday. (Read more on The Guardian) |
|Hungarian TV news N1TV fired an employee for “unacceptable” behavior covering the refugee crisis. The station’s camera person, identified by news outlets as Petra László, was videotaped tripping refugees who were trying to flee the camp and police officers. (Read more on iMediaEthics) |
|The Department of Health is to give press officers data so they can field press enquiries about claims made in ministerial speeches. It’s an important move, but of course it relies on journalists being aware that this exists, being willing to ask for the data, and able to interrogate it (or its author). (Read more on the Online Journalism Blog)|
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