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French media introduces taboo on publication of names and photos of terrorists
15:02, 28 July 2016
French media introduces taboo on publication of names and photos of terrorists

Media stops publishing pictures of attackers not to trigger "posthumous glorification effect"

15:02, 28 July 2016

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Affluent French news agencies decided to stop publishing the names and photos of terrorists associated with the Islamic State group, Deutsche Welle reports.

Le Monde and BFM refused to publish the names and pictures. Le Monde newspaper announced its decision on July 27, saying that it ceases to publish photos of the attackers not to create a "posthumous glorification effect". Earlier edition refused to publish excerpts from ISIS propaganda materials.

BFM TV made a similar decision. The French Europe-1 radio also announced that it will no longer announce the terrorists’ names to "stop them turning into heroes".

Related: BBC: Pope Francis warns world 'is at war' after Europe attacks

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