Sunday, August 8, 2010

Media Abused Privacy Following Plane Crash

The Council for Journalism has published a judgment that the Dutch media transgressed privacy rules when reporting about the plane crash in Tripoli, Libya in May this year. The Council said that the publication of pictures of the victims and their families “was not necessary to show the seriousness of the crash”. Also the surname of the nine year old who survived should not have been published. “The publication of the interview with this child in hospital by the daily De Telegraaf was intolerable” they added.

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