Two French newspapers have declared that they will no longer publish the photos or names of terrorists.
After the Nice attack, Le Monde newspaper said it would “no longer publish photographs of the perpetrators of killings, to avoid the potential effect of posthumous glorification”, according to The Guardian.
Le Monde, which is one of the most respected newspapers in the world with a daily circulation of 300,000, has since said: “The sites and newspapers that produce this information cannot excuse themselves from self-examination on several fronts.”
In the wake of the decision, French TV station BFM-TV and Catholic newspaper La Croix have also declared that they will not publish details of terrorists.
Meanwhile, The New York Times has also thrown the focus on to the victims rather than the perpetrators of terrorism, by publishing a powerful tribute to the 247 men, women and children who have died as a result of terrorist attacks in 2016. The New York Times has collected photos of all the victims and told their story in an interactive and emotional feature, The Human Toll of Terror Attacks.