Tuesday, 20 October 2015

"Tagesschau" and "Tagesthemen" [two major German news programmes] do not always give an accurate picture of the refugees coming to Germany. This has been conceded by Kai Gniffke, editor in chief of ARD News. 
Speaking to industry experts in Hamburg, Gniffke said: "When camera operators film refugees, they look for families with small children and large, puppy eyes." But the fact is that "80 per cent of the refugees are young, strongly-built, men on their own." 
By contrast, the image-based reporting often conveys a "family picture". This should clearly change. "We must be sensitive to the issue, so that the selection of images does not focus too much on children," the editor-in-chief said to FOCUS.


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