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Call for objective reporting
A bridge in Sanmenxia city of Henan province collapsed after a truck carrying 600 large packages of fireworks exploded on Feb 8, killing 10 people and injuring 11. But one report, instead of focusing on the accident and the victims, praised local officials' rescue operations and somewhat ignored the tragedy itself, triggering a strong response from the public, says an article in Beijing News. Excerpts:
The central government recently asked journalists to "change their writing style" and show concern for the public. What the government has asked journalists to do is to essentially respect journalistic ethics.