Problem

Invasion of privacy by media

Other Names:
Press abuses of privacy
Persecutive journalism
Selective journalistic investigation
Insensitive media coverage
Claim:
1. The media should weigh the public's need for information against its right to information.

2. Everyone is entitled to a private life.

3. Press intrusion has increased the trauma of the bereaved and ruined the personal and professional prospects of innocent victims.

Counter Claim:
1. Revelations about the nature of an individual's private life often implicate the lives of those he serves publically. Public dishonesty and corruption undoubtedly follow private dishonesty and corruption.

3. "A free press must have the right not only to be responsible but to be irresponsible; not only to be serious but to be irreverent. It must stand in awe of no one and be beholden to no one".

Aggravated By:
Personality cults
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET