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Newspapers criticised for photos of headless man
Title -- 5273 KIRIBATI: Newspapers criticised for photos of headless man
Date -- 23 January 2008
Byline -- None
Origin -- Pacific Media Watch
Source Pacific Radio News 23/1/08
Copyright -- PRN
Status -- Unabridged
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KIRIBATI NEWSPAPERS CRITICISED FOR PHOTOS OF HEADLESS MAN
AUCKLAND (Pacific Radio News/Pacific Media Watch): Two newspapers in Kiribati are being called to task over the gruesome publication of a decapitated man's body.
The Kiribati Media Island Association is calling on the papers to explain why they published the photo of Teunaia Moriti who was murdered on January 12.
His body was found the next day with his head missing, but it was found several days later.
Last Friday the Mauri and Tarakai newspapers published the photo of the decapitated man and caused an outcry from his family and the public.
The Kiribati Media Island Association's president, Roz Terubea, is questioning the papers' ethics.
*Note: The Mauri is owned by the Protestant Church, and the Tarakai is a commercial publication owned by the fishermen's association.
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