Snappers focus on press council ruling

Original article by Stephen Brook
The Australian – Page: 26 : 27/11/2017

Opinions are divided over a Press Council of Australia ruling concerning a picture of a woman being pulled out of a car that had been involved in a fatal car accident. The Council ruled that the picture had breached standards in regards to the woman’s privacy and the minimisation of her distress. Russell McPhedron, who took pictures of survivors of the 1977 Granville train crash, in which 84 people were killed, says he agrees with the Council. However, David Gray, chief photographer at Reuters, says the decision was "ridiculous".

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