The CEO of Nation Media Group in Nairobi, Kenya, apologized Sunday for a front page that showed a victim of this weekend’s terror attack covered in blood, appearing to scream. The company also suspended its editorial director.
But that photo was flipped “to make it work better with the layout,” Charles Apple notes.
“Journalists need to stop altering reality,” Justin Best, who spotted the manipulation after seeing Reuters transmit the original, told Apple in an email.
South Africa’s Star newspaper used the photo, in its original orientation, on its front Monday.