Father considers impact of Daniel Pearl's murder six years on

To mark the sixth anniversary of the murder of WSJ journalist Daniel Pearl his father, Judea, has written in a column that the fact that his son was not killed “for what he wrote or planned to write, but for what he represented” was a “new twist of killing journalists” that has “changed the course of journalism”.

Pearl suggests a “simple test” as the “Daniel Pearl standard of responsible journalism”: Accordingly, to distinguish true from false journalism, just choose any newspaper or TV channel and ask yourself when was the last time it ran a picture of a child, a grandmother or any empathy-evoking scene from the “other side” of a conflict.

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