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Verslaggewing oor tragedies : 'n media-etiese perspektief

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dc.contributor.author Pieters M en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:38:51Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:38:51Z
dc.date.submitted 1999 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/37112
dc.description.abstract Reporting on a tragedy is one of the most difficult assignments that a journalist or photographer can be given, especially from a media-ethical perspective. The ethical dilemma that arises in the reportage of tragedies has its origins in conflicting interests. The media has a duty to provide information, but also has a responsibility towards those who are involved. Victims, their families and the public often complain that the media intrudes upon the privacy of those involved in the tragedies and appears to have no humanity of compassion. Reportage about tragedies is the embodiment of the classic dilemma of how to balance telling the truth with the potential damage to those involved. Compassion and respect are, from media-ethical perspective, key factors in the reporting of tragedies, but one of the most basic problems regarding this is the lack of training in this area. Guidelines are suggested for reconciling optimal tragedy reporting with sensitivity towards those involved. This study analyses various aspects in the reportage of tragedies from a media-ethical perspective. Case studies are used to highlight the various ethical problems. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Communication science en
dc.subject Mass media (General) en
dc.title Verslaggewing oor tragedies : 'n media-etiese perspektief en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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