Quote: Why Showing Images of DSK in Handcuffs Is Wrong

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"The principle of freedom of expression and right to information shouldn't ignore the fact that such images can harm a person's dignity."

-- The Conseil Superieur de l'Audiovisuel, France's broadcasting authority in a statement quoted by Dow Jones Newswires, warning television stations about showing pictures of accused IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn with handcuffs on. Unlike the more lenient free speech considerations in the United States, French law prohibits the images of people handcuffed or restrained from being broadcast until the person has been convicted, according to the Wall Street Journal

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