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Syrian TV violates media ethics with graphic images

February 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm


A Syrian satellite TV channel believed to be supportive of the Assad regime has aired graphic images which, it is alleged, break media ethics guidelines. A report claiming to be from Homs showed the reporter standing amongst dead bodies; she described them as belonging to “terrorists”.

The shocking images have surprised many, as they appear not to take into account viewers’ feelings and violate the sanctity of the dead.

According to Al-Arabiya news agency, this is not the first time that pro-Assad media have done such things. The channel was very critical of the journalist “in all of her elegance” showing such disrespect for the bodies around her. “It was,” said Al-Arabiya, “a desperate attempt to gain fame.”

On other occasions, it is claimed that a pro-regime media correspondent interviewed a wounded child still in the lap of her dead mother. The same journalist then, apparently, insisted on an interview with a woman who had just lost all of her children and was nearly unconscious due to her own severe wounds.

Source: Al Sharq. Parts of the video has been censored