Kenyan newspaper flipped bloody photo on front page

Charles Apple | Nairobi Wire

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.



Here's the front page (after the jump):

South Africa's Star newspaper used the photo, in its original orientation, on its front Monday.

Image via Kiosko
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    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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