06 Nov '11, 10pm

Reservoir deaths and media responsibility

Research studies have shown a correlation between media reports on suicide cases and a heightened tendency for suicidal people to follow the act. For instance, between 1984 and 1987, journalists in Vienna covered extensively the deaths of individuals who jumped in front of trains in the subway system and there was an increased number of people ending their lives in that manner. In 1987, a campaign was started to alert journalists to the possible negative effects of their reports and suggested alternative strategies for coverage. Over the next six months, subway suicides and non-fatal attempts dropped by more than 80 per cent. Around the world, there are guidelines on media coverage of suicide cases. In Hong Kong, for example, its journalists' association has recommended that such news should not be published on the front page unless the reporting involves public interest. ...

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straitstimes.com 06 Nov '11, 1am

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blog.dk.sg 05 Nov '11, 8am

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straitstimes.com 06 Nov '11, 12am

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asiaone.com 05 Nov '11, 5am

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todayonline.com 05 Nov '11, 5am

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asiaone.com 05 Nov '11, 5am

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singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg 10 Nov '11, 10am

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straitstimes.com 09 Nov '11, 12am

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todayonline.com 05 Nov '11, 9pm

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sg.news.yahoo.com 09 Nov '11, 7am

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todayonline.com 18 Nov '11, 9pm

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sg.news.yahoo.com 05 Nov '11, 6am

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