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    • alan pesach
    • 08.10.09 | 07:19 (IST)

    The power of the press to influence the public unintentionally as well as intentionally is illustrated once again. The idea to spedifically manipulate suicide coverage of celebrities is problematic. The whole of the news should be considered for the impact on people all the time. Glaring headlines about violence, political malfeasance, and the ongoing state of conflict makes us all sick. Should we have positive stories and a Pollyana Press Code? I dunno. Dudu had exaggerated power boosted by all the media, during his life, and ending it. That's the way it is nowadays.

    from the article: Israel marks 24% rise in suicide attempts since Dudu Topaz' death
    First published 02:55 08.10.09 | Last updated 05:40 08.10.09
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