January 16, 2019- The New York Times is on the receiving end from
Kenyans on social media after it published photos of bodies of the Riverside
photos of victims inside the Secret Garden Café.
article, Kimiko de
Freytas-Tamura, who says is the incoming NYT bureau chief for East Africa,
initially told off Kenyans to direct their anger to the photo desk and NYT.
“As I’ve said, I don’t choose
the photos. Please direct your anger to our photo department. Thank you,” she
told angry Kenyans.
“It is Times policy to post pictures of
casualties – as long as their faces are not shown – in terror attacks whether
they happen in Europe and the United States. I’m not being dismissive, just
explaining what the Times does,” she wrote.
forced to eat humble pie and apologized but the photos have not been taken
@nytimes and @nytphoto for causing anger and anguish over the photos that have
been published with our reporting. Thank you.” she wrote.
American Newspaper via the hashtag #SomeOneTellNYtimes.
The tragedy in #Nairobi today does not require @nytimes sensationalized photos of bloody bullet-filled bodies slumped over laptops to be understood as horrific. We don’t show dead bloody bodies of American school children. Esp not white ones, right? #SomeoneTellNYtimes
— Kristin Gilliss Moyer (@kristingilliss) January 15, 2019
#SomeoneTellNYtimes we do not need your sensationalized photos to “get the picture”. We have family, friends, fellow Kenyans who have lived the nightmare of terrorism. Some are gone forever. You are a disgrace. Disrespectful.
— Kambua (@Kambua) January 16, 2019
We are complaining about the one showing dead people. It is insensitive & does not add value to the story. The only purpose is to glorify a Terrorist bullet. Unfortunately, by an outlet we consider to be a global example of fine journalism. Show pictures of human triumph!
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) January 15, 2019
This complex probably has more Kenyan companies than foreign ones. And it is in poor taste for the New York Times to publish images of the dead https://t.co/V9JXarLeaq
— Larry Madowo (@LarryMadowo) January 15, 2019
Kenyan DAILY POST.