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Are Haiti pictures too graphic?

Has the media's coverage of the Haiti earthquake been too graphic and violated the dignity of the disaster's victims? The chief executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee, Brendan Gormley, has warned against using material that "connives in the sort of disaster pornography that does exist" after newspapers published images of dead bodies being emptied out of trucks.

Save the Children aid worker Ishbel Matheson and former Guardian picture editor Eamonn McCabe discuss whether you can tell the story properly without showing graphic images.


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