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Court Issues Guidelines on Children in the Media

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—INDIA

August 14, 2012

The Delhi High Court has issued new guidelines on the broadcast of news about children after a complaint was lodged when an injured child was shown on TV, Deutsche Welle reports. The guidelines state that the media “shall ensure that a child’s identity is not revealed in any manner, including but not limited to disclosure of personal information, photograph, school or locality and information of the family including their residential or official address.” The rules aim to protect children’s privacy “so that he or she may not be exposed to anxiety, distress, trauma or social stigma in the future,” the report states.
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