Thursday, September 3, 2009
Denying YSR "Death with Dignity"
Related issue: Dead bodies & photography, an analysis...by Shakuntala Rao (a journalism ethics professor at SUNY University in Plattsburgh, New York) pointed out that in the case of showing graphic images of death, media in India are far more brazen.
She pointed to an example of a child who was abused at his school in an Indian village.
“This child goes to school and he’s beaten up by his teachers. He’s beaten up so severely that he dies,” she said. “So the parents actually bring the body for display to the cable channels.” The graphic images of the dead child became a major part of a news story about the abuse of children by untrained teachers at rural schools. read more
Dignity in Death