Saturday, 8 November 2008

CBC Journalist released after kidnap

The CBC's Melissa Fung was kidnapped in Afghanistan a month ago. She has now been released safely - and no ransom was paid. The press was asked to keep quiet about the story while she was in captivity - and they did. The story linked from the Title explains why.

This unusual reserve and respect for the individual must be applauded and shows that not all journalists are devoid of ethical principles. Standards have definitely slipped in recent years - with more than one news organisation leading the charge into the gutter. This rare story restores my faith a little.

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