No More Gruesome fotos...update...another viewpoint
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CARTOON TRANSLATION... “So we’re not going to be able to portray criminals as if they were heroes?” “Does that include ex-presidents, governors, police chiefs, and businessmen?”
UPDATE TO THE ORIGINAL POST WHICH REMAINS BELOW;
So I saw this today and it gives another viewpoint. I am not in favor of this pact becoming law it should be a voluntary pact. This article says Televisa was behind it, its an interesting story and an interesting twist...
Original post below:
I personally think it does not cross the line of freedom of the press I think more so it goes to ethics,
No more gruesome pics of dismemberment and beheadings
Among other key points, the accord says news organizations should:
* Protect the rights of victims and children involved in the violence and never release information that puts them at risk.
* Treat people arrested as suspects rather than presume they are guilty.
* Not publish or broadcast information that endangers police and military operations.
* Report any violations of human rights by government security forces
* Encourage citizens to report crime and help reduce violence without putting themselves at risk.
Mexico's president Felipe Calderon has welcomed the agreement. "Media participation is crucial in building state security policy," his office said in a statement.
The international Committee to Protect Journalists said the agreement was "a national breakthrough that could set professional standards well into the future".
The way I see it.... the more people that don't like me, the less people I have to please