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NEWS: Vietnam media violate child’s right to privacy in reporting abuse: experts

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Many Vietnamese newspapers "rudely" violate children's right to privacy when reporting cases in which they are victims of domestic violence and rape, experts say.

A recent study by the non-government Center for Community Development and Social Work found that every year at least 6,000 news articles fail to protect children's privacy, Infonet – the online newspaper of the Ministry of Information and Communication reported.

Most of these articles dealt with violence and sexual abuse and carried details of affected children, mostly girls,. The articled mentioned where the victims lived, the school they studied in and even carried their photographs, lawyer Le The Nhan, chairman of the center, was quoted as saying.

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