Editors Weblog: Same ethical dilemma, two different responses

Editors Weblog reports on how some news organisations have recently faced the same ethical dilemma, but chose different and opposing answers. It asks “how should newspapers handle information that may endanger a life?”

Monday 21st Feb the Guardian revealed that Raymond Davis, an American now in prison in Lahore after being charged with the murder of two Pakistanis in Lahore, worked for the CIA.

As the article reported, Davis has been subject of widespread speculation since the fatal shooting on 25 January, but the Obama administration said he was an “administrative and technical official” attached to its Lahore consulate and had diplomatic immunity.

Full story on EWL is at this link.

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