Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Juvenile offenders & Media

What you see above is an article in a widely read Tamil daily regarding a crime by two young boys.

Here what troubles me is the way in which not only the identity but also the photographs are published. Though I respect the "Freedom of Press", I only wish if we can follow little journalistic ethics and not expose the juvenile offenders to the media.

This is just one of the many such articles that keep getting published in the papers these days. I still remember the elaborate article on the boys who killed a younger kid a few weeks ago along with an interview of the father of one of teh offenders

Where are we going in the name of sensationalisation of the media?

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