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Israeli TV Stations Agree To Respect Shalit’s Privacy

Israel’s top television news outlets signed an agreement on Monday that would regulate the ethical aspects of media coverage concerning Tuesday’s expected return of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit.

The agreement was signed after the news departments of Channel 2 and Channel 10 television held negotiations for over 24 hours.

Under the terms of the signed agreement, reporters and photographers from both stations will keep their distance from the Shalit home in Mitzpeh Hila and avoid taking invasive photographs.

The state television broadcaster, Channel 1, has already announced it will adhere to the principles outlined in the Nakdi Document, the Israel Broadcasting Authority’s code of ethic for news coverage.

Still, one camera will have access to all areas at all times, including the moment the family meets Gilad. Director Tal Goren has accompanied the family closely for the past five years, and of course for the past few days.

For more, go to Haaretz.com

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