Hi, i’m Ikmal from S203. Today I am going to talk about 3 of the seven ethical dilemmas that I have chosen. The three ethical dilemmas that I have chosen are invasion of privacy, plagiarism and bias.
I think that not invading other people’s privacy is important because if a person has been in a very emotional or very tense moment, one thing that they do not certainly want is to get their name on the news. For example, imagine if a reporter is interviewing an offender of the law. If the reporter gives the name of the offender, the person’s life would be ruined because if he/she has gotten out of imprisonment, he/she would not be treated well by the public because they knew who he/she was.
I think that plagiarism should be avoided. Plagiarism is using a source for your own work or assignment but not stating the source, which is basically like stealing from someone. For example, a journalist is using something from a technology website to make an article about the latest advances in technology. After copying and editing little parts of the statement or text from the website, the journalist publishes the article...without stating where he/she got it from. That is called plagiarism.
Lastly, I think not being biased is important because if the journalist writes an article that has his/her personal opinions, he/she might make the public view something in the wrong way. He/she would give a one-sided story which could cause people to view something in the way which was from the journalist’s opinion, but not the one that is actually how something is supposed to be viewed as. The journalists should keep their opinions to themselves and be fair when reporting the news. For example, the journalist is reporting on how his/her favourite political person was not able to win the election and makes it seem like someone else was at fault.
Thank you for listening!