Thursday, October 04, 2007

Lost tribes and lost values

Spotted on the BBC website: the following story , titled 'Unknown' Peru Amazon tribe seen, published on 04 Oct 07 had an image of the sun setting over a river.

Was this picture taken in Peru? Was it close to where the tribe was spotted?

The picture was titled "Logging is forcing tribes deeper into the jungle"; even with the most generous of interpretations, I cannot say that the picture has anything to do with the caption, or the story.

Does the BBC feel compelled to put a picture in every single story irrespective of whether or not it has any relevance? (this is not the first time that an entirely irrelevant picture has been thus abused)

We should worry about infecting the tribals with diseases, and also about the lack of journalistic ethics in our own society.

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