• Halmi Samad jdc
  • Kasim Sharif
  • Farish Ullah Yousafzai


Photography is an art of presenting visual news material for publication or broadcast in order to enhance the story's effects on the readers. It refers to still imagery as compared to videography which captures moving visuals. In photojournalism, photography is embedded with the text for the purpose of conveying particular information about a topical event. The inclusion of photographs into news reports is so widespread that majority of the stories without photographs seem incomplete to contemporary audience. Photographs make the stories more authentic and reliable for the audience. Media is often severely criticised for showing horrific photography in its coverage. National Press Photographers Association outlined few codes of ethics in photography: accuracy in subject's representation, avoiding manipulation of the picture, subjectivity and stereotyping, consideration for subjects, editing of the picture and influencing the actions of the photographic subject.

Author Biographies

Kasim Sharif


Kasim Sharif is Lecturer at the Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He holds a MS degree in Media and Communication from International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. His areas of research are Peace journalism, Media ethics, International communication and Environmental journalism.

Farish Ullah Yousafzai


Prof. Dr. Farish Ullah Yousafzai is Dean Faculty of Arts at University of Gujrat,
Pakistan. He holds a PhD degree in Health Communication from Karachi
University, Pakistan. He has contributed a number of research articles in
national and international journals in the area of development communication.

How to Cite
Samad, H., Sharif, K., & Yousafzai, F. (2018). DEPICTING ACTS OF TERRORISM: ETHICAL STANDARDSOFPHOTOGRAPHYINTHE PAKISTANI PRESS. The Journal of Development Communication, 26(2), 30. Retrieved from