European media are going to stop revealing the identities of terrorists
French newspaper Le Monde has announced that following the recent terror attacks, they will not be publishing the names and photos of terrorists to avoid any possibility of their posthumous glorification – them getting famous or revered after their death. Other media houses, La Croix, Europe 1 and BFM-TV, a CNN affiliate, also adopted the same measure.
"The sites and newspapers that produce this information cannot excuse themselves from self-examination on several fronts. Since ISIS terrorism first appeared, Le Monde has changed its practices several times."
Led by @lemondefr French media are leading the way in blacking out terrorists. No names, no pictures. Media self imposed censorship. Good?
— Richard Ingham Evans (@Ringham7) July 28, 2016
“Our duty is to inform, it’s the right of citizens to be informed. And we must resist this race towards self-censorship and grand declarations of intention.”
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