DEPICTING ACTS OF TERRORISM: ETHICAL STANDARDSOFPHOTOGRAPHYINTHE PAKISTANI PRESS
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.