"Undercover Journalism and Ethics" - Editorial - The Hindu (India)

"Undercover Journalism and Ethics" - Editorial - The Hindu (India)

by: | publication date: May 6, 2005 | Publication: The Hindu |

". . .The central point is that investigative journalism that insists on going after information through deception and invasion of privacy can have only one serious defence: a larger social purpose. Undercover investigations by journalists go back a long way. It was in 1887 that the celebrated Nellie Bly feigned illness, got herself admitted to a notoriously ill-administered New York lunatic asylum, and wrote a powerful expose that hastened legal reforms relating to the treatment of the mentally ill. . ."

In India, reporters use undercover journalism to its full potential.

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