Pressekodex13.3

Sensational Violence, Human Dignity, Young Persons: True Speech Not Permissible

Restriction of TRUE SPEECH. “The Press will refrain from inappropriately sensational portrayal of violence, brutality and suffering”  [German PresseKodex #11]; “preservation of human dignity”  [German PresseKodex #1]; “the Press must exercise especial restraint reporting crimes committed by young persons” [German PresseKodex #13.3]; The seemingly innocuous media code rules #1 to 3 appear neutral, on the …

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