A photojournalist who happens to visit a site where communal forces are indiscriminately killing innocent women and children gets an opportunity to take pictures of the horrifying scenes. He keeps taking picture even after the mob leaves. He had an opportunity to help the victims, but his professional interests motivated him to take as many pictures as possible to tell the tragic story through photos to the world.
- In your opinion, should such professionals be involved in providing immediate relief to victims or in taking photographs and reveal the story to the world? What would you do if you were the photojournalist in the above case? Justify.
- Is it ethical to publish graphic pictures of victims in newspapers? Justify. (250 W0rds)
- A Journalist have limitations in providing relief to any suffering because he/she does not have the money and material to give instant relief . The only thing he/she want to do some relief is calling an ambulance or any medical team without affecting or putting himself/herself at risk .
- We have to publish Horrifying images of the incident because we are expected to report the truth but we should also take care that the pictures will not have any future negative consequences on the persons who were victims of the incident .