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The Citizen fires photographer over 'doctored' cover photo

By: Rod Baker | 28 Sep 2012 07:13
NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian reports that the The Citizen has fired Johann "Slang" Hattingh after he allegedly tweeted about an image on the cover that was doctored to clone out the bodies of two of the South Africans killed in Kabul.
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  • Mail & Guardian: Citizen fires whistleblower of doctored cover photo... The Citizen came in for some strife last week after news reached social media that the bodies of two South Africans killed in a suicide bombing in Kabul had been cloned out of a picture.

    Of course, there are many people who might say that the media has to "tell it like it is" but if you are a relative or friend of someone who has been killed in a traffic accident, or - as in this case - murdered in a bomb attack, would you really want to see your loved one's remains splashed across the media?

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