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CNN’S PHOTO EDITING RAISES ETHICS CONTROVERSY

February 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The decision by CNN to alter a photograph showing CBS correspondent Lara Logan taken moments before she was grabbed by a mob of Egyptians in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and sexually assaulted has touched off controversy among journalists over whether the cable news network had unethically tampered with a historic photographic record. The photograph, released by CBS to the media, showed a number of faces behind Logan and was widely reproduced without alteration by other news organizations. On Thursday, the Los Angeles Times, which first noted that CNN had blurred out the faces of the individuals behind Logan, received an explanation from a CNN spokeswoman, who said, “We made a network-wide editorial decision to blur the faces around Logan because we didn’t know if those in the photograph were involved in the attack or not.”