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Intrusion and Hidden Cameras/telephoto lenses
Journalism & Communication
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Intrusion and Hidden Cameras/telephoto lenses Intrusion & Hidden Cameras “In the electronic age, raw data has become a valuable commodity—and the protection of personal information has become increasingly important to our sense of privacy”(Media Issues, 2010).
In order to keep the viewers or readers interested always, media people engaged in sting operations in which they intrude into the private matters of the celebrities or politicians. Mobile phone technologies are improved a lot so that the conversations can be recorded from one end without giving any signals to the other end. The competition in media industry to raise the rating, quite often force them to sensationalize or fabricate news. These efforts quite often end up in unexpected results. For example, Britain’s celebrity princess Diana, King Charles’s former wife, forced to sacrifice her life because of the media people or paparazzi news makers’ effort to intrude in to the private life of Diana. This paper analyses questions such as; how media and the tools of the trade have been and can be guilty of intrusion; Are the media and those who use the tools of the trade such as private investigators protected in the eyes of law and Is it ethical or not for the media or those who use the tools of the trade to participate in what could be labeled as intrusion? How media and the tools of the trade have been and can be guilty of intrusion? As mentioned in the earlier example of Princess Diana, Media efforts quite often bring unwanted results. ...
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