What is the media’s responsibility in the wake of a tragedy?

In the hours following the tragic murder of six people in Sydney’s Bondi Junction, families of some of the victims issued statement requesting that media remove images that were being circulated online. At the time, one victim’s family said that having those unauthorised photos being republished by the media was causing their loved ones “extreme distress”.

On today’s podcast, we speak to Tarang Chawla about the media’s responsibility when it comes to reporting tragedies like we saw in Sydney recently. Tarang is an award-winning human rights activist, broadcaster, and lawyer. He is the co-founder of ‘Not One More Niki’, named in memory of his younger sister Nikita who was murdered in 2015.

This podcast deals with domestic violence – if you or someone you know needs help, you can reach 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

Hosts: Zara Seidler and Sam Koslowski
Guest: Tarang Chawla
Audio producer: Emmeline Peterson

Do you have feedback for the podcast? Share your thoughts via our survey!
Subscribe to The Daily Aus newsletter
Buy our book No Silly Questions 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

https://omny.fm/shows/the-daily-aus/what-is-the-medias-responsibility-in-the-wake-of-a/embed1372Mon, 22 Apr 2024 19:00:00 +0000

Be the smart friend in your group chat

Join thousands of young Aussies and get our 5 min daily newsletter on what matters in your world.

It’s easy. It’s trustworthy. It’s free.