Vol. IX



Eugenio Yáñez Rojas



Treatment of pain in the coverage of the earthquake and tsunami in Chile. A look from the ethics




This article discusses the complex and delicate task of covering events by the mass media. Given the nature of human pain, it is very easy for the journalist to cross the thin line that separates prudent and fair coverage from one performed unjustly and imprudently. The author presents the anthropological and ethical principles that must serve as background when reporting a painful event. This requires the practice of moral virtues, especially of those pertaining to the cardinal order.




ethics, pain, self regulation, cardinal virtues.


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