World Press Photo Foundation Supports Terrorism with Award
The world’s press is Anti-Russia, but giving an award to a photo depicting a dead Russian Diplomat and an ISIS Terrorist sent the wrong message.
The media has been pushing the anti Russian line hard of late and the award were another platform for political propaganda.
The image showing the assassin, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, standing and shouting by the body of the killed Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was captured by AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici.
The picture received the photo of the year award from the World Press Photo Foundation, an independent group based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Monday.
Having that particular picture “as a sort of flagship photograph of the year for World Press Photo” was “a terrible idea,” jury chair Stuart Franklin told RT. Franklin himself did not vote for the image.
“It made no sense at all. It crossed the moral and ethical boundaries that I’d calculated. In the world of journalism we always have to sort of balance issues like censorship or not showing the truth or what’s going on with deeper moral concerns about what we are actually showing or talking about,” Franklin said.
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