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The New York Times forced to apologize for publishing bodies of Riverside terror attack after Kenyans’ fury.

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DAILY POST: The New York Times forced to apologize for publishing bodies of Riverside terror attack after Kenyans’ fury.



Wednesday,
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
attack victims.

The New York Times article on the attack had insensitive
photos of victims inside the Secret Garden Café.
When asked to pull the photos down, the writer of the
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.
 

However, after more Kenyans joined in protests, she was
forced to eat humble pie and apologized but the photos have not been taken
down.
“I apologize on behalf of
@nytimes and @nytphoto for causing anger and anguish over the photos that have
been published with our reporting. Thank you.” she wrote.
Consequently, Kenyans have trained their guns on the
American Newspaper via the hashtag #SomeOneTellNYtimes.
Check some of the tweets below.

The
Kenyan DAILY POST.





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