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The great ethics debate III


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To attribute or not to attribute, that is part of the question. In part three, of a six-part series on ethical journalism, veteran journalist Abbas Nasir explains the perils of quoting anonymous sources and how to deal with sensitive information. View part one here and part two here.

Quoting anonymous sources:


Tomorrow Hosh media will look at the sticky relationship between journalists and intelligence sources.


Sahar Habib Ghazi worked as a TV producer and editor in Pakistan from 2005-10 and later launched Hosh Media. The volunteer-based organisation of bloggers and journalists recently put together a crash course on some of the stickiest ethical dilemmas journalists in Pakistan face.

The views expressed by this blogger and in the following reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Dawn Media Group.

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