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Reporter power: News organisations, duty of care and the use of locally-hired news gatherers in Syria

Pendry, Richard (2015) Reporter power: News organisations, duty of care and the use of locally-hired news gatherers in Syria. Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics, 12 (2). ISSN 1742-0105. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:60966)

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Abstract

Risk has drastically reshaped the reporting ecosystem in the Syrian conflict. This paper analyses the roles played by commissioning editors, staff reporters and international and locally hired freelance journalists who report the war in Syria. It gathers data from case studies of the reporting of the Sarin gas attacks in the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta in August 2013 and other examples of reporting in Syria which appear to raise ethical questions. The current lack of reporters in Syria has serious ethical implications for news organisations and their ability to inform the public sphere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Syria; duty of care; outsourcing; sub-contracting; freelances; news gathering
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN4699 Journalism
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Centre for Journalism
Depositing User: Richard Pendry
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 12:38 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2020 10:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60966 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pendry, Richard: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6845-846X
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