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NPR: This Just In...If You Dare To Watch

USA | Wednesday, 24 June 2009 | Views [551]

"We might flinch, but we are now willing to watch someone die on television. For real. Not just as a work of dramatic fiction."

I've heard it said that witnessing death profoundly changes a person, even to the point of breaking your soul in two. But is watching it on TV the same, even knowing it's real? Do you take that risk? Do you cross that line?

Source: www.npr.org
June 22, 2009
The televised death of a young woman on a street in Tehran represents an important moment for media and for the technology that delivers what we call news today, writes NPR's Avie Schneider. We are now on the cusp of live, unfiltered video coverage from citizen journalists around the world.

Tags: iran, neda, tehran, world issues

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