JK Rowling makes public statement concerning media harassment
begun to question the media's right to invade
the privacy of others, and whether such cases
should be allowed in the future.
She outlines many instances of the media
invading her privacy, but more importantly:
the media stalking her two young children.
In one instance, when a reporter,
in an attempt to get ahold of J.K. Rowling,
tracks down her daughter's school,
and sneaks a letter into her schoolbag.
Another, more revolting situation, when OK! Magazine published
pictures of her 8-year old daughter when the family was on vacation in Mauritius.
The pictures were circulated around all corners of the internet,
despite a Press Complaints Commission, which ruled against it.
The illegality of it seemed to increase the popularity of the photos.
Is J.K. Rowling right about media harrassment? Should it be stopped?
Does the public have the right to stalk celebraties? I don't think so.
The law prevents non-press people from stalking each other,
so why should we go easy on the press?
Why doesn't the press have to follow these rules?
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Posted by Daniel On Thursday, November 24, 2011