On Publishing Photos of a Public Execution by Hamas Fighters: Still More Ethical Questions — BagNews

On Publishing Photos of a Public Execution by Hamas Fighters: Still More Ethical Questions

Now, all of a sudden, we get the most horrific scenes surrounding Hamas fighters conducting a public execution, and nobody has anything to say about the sudden materializing of the invisible ones — not to mention, how the Reuters agency, in still another instance, brings us front row?

Enabling ISIS, the VICE Videos and the Execution of AFP Photographer James Foley — BagNews

Enabling ISIS, the VICE Videos and the Execution of AFP Photographer James Foley

I’m quite uncomfortable with the VICE videos, especially when their head of news programming refused to disclose the terms upon which they were created. Do the VICE videos provide context, the video producer on hand establishing himself as an embed and a documentarian? Yes, they do. At the same time, however, how much was VICE there for the sensation and to enhance their own scintillating brand?

Worth a read: Journalist recounts her sexual assault by a colleague on her first night in Ukraine | dvafoto

Worth a read: Journalist recounts her sexual assault by a colleague on her first night in Ukraine

Last week, Balkanist magazine published an account by a young presumably-British journalist’s of her sexual assault by a colleague on the night of her arrival in Kyiv, Ukraine, to cover the political situation there. The piece is well worth a read, raising important points about what women face working in the male-dominated field of conflict journalism.