Daily Archives: May 8, 2012

POLITICS – Depraved HK Newspaper Needn’t Fear HK’s Media Watchdogs 7

What kind of case would it take to spur HK’s media self-regulatory bodies into action? One might think they’d pounce were some amoral local rag to – say – print a picture of the last moments of a bloodied up schoolboy…

Although independently funded NGOs with few legal powers, surely The Press Council and the HK Journalists Association would come down like a ton of bricks should the Oriental Press Group print such an intrusive, graphic image, as they did last November. Moments after an 11-year-old primary school child jumped from a bathroom window, a photojournalist was snapping away on the scene as paramedics attempted to revive him. (How said photographer sleeps at night is another matter.)
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