A case for the press council

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A traffic accident that changed reporting standards

Season 0, Ep. 1

Exactly ten years ago, there happened one of the worst traffic accidents in Europe. A bus brought Belgian kids back from a ski trip in Switzerland and crashed in a tunnel. The accident made the news for many days. Soon the media itself came under criticism when two major daily newspapers published portrait photos of the children who died. Photos that these children had posted on Facebook before the accident – laughing and carefree on the ski slopes. Sonja Volkmann-Schluck from the German Press Council looks back on this case, with Pieter Knapen from the Raad voor de Journalistiek Belgium and Liesbeth van Impe, editor-in-chief at Het Nieuwsblad.


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I Dunno (Grapes of Wrath Mix) by spinningmerkaba (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/56346 Ft: Jlang, 4nsic, grapes

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