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Ombudsman called for consideration on media reporting after tragic event

02.12.2014 12:49
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After Slovenia was shocked by a suicide of a Maribor secondary school headmaster involved in a sex scandal, the education minister and human rights ombudsman called for consideration on media reporting as they visited the school on Tuesday. Several TV channels are reportedly being inspected for irregularities in covering the story.

The school headmaster committed suicide a few days after an alleged video of him and a teacher having sex at school went viral and made headlines in several media outlets around the country. The video was reportedly made by a student.

Radio Slovenija reported that Ombudsman Vlasta Nussdorfer called on the media today to set guidelines for reporting on cases such as this one to prevent such tragedies in the future.

Nussdorfer also commented on the issue at a round table debate featuring ten most influential jurists in Ljubljana, by saying that people, especially the young, should be aware that nothing is hidden on the internet and that what is posted there stays on-line forever.

She also noted that a special agreement has already been signed by media outlets, the journalists' Ethics Panel and the Centre for Child Advocacy on protection of children in reporting.

 

Source: STA (Slovenian Press Agency)


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