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Following the pictures by the New York Times on the #RiversideAttack in Kenya, questions have been raised on the representation of black bodies in death. More importantly, how the Western media covers the death of Africans during crisis like the #DusitAttack in Kenya
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The New York Times published gory pictures of dead Kenyans who were victims of a terrorist attack. It was less than 24 hours after the attack that the pictures were published as the feature image of the New York Times article. Kenyans were still in mourning and shock from the
attack. Kenyans on Twitter raised ethical, moral and philosophical questions on the publishing and protection of the dignity and sanctity of those who had just died. Their singular demand to the @nytimes was to pull down the pictures. A demand the New York Times is yet to heed.
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There is a lot going on here with the @nytimes showing images of the dead in the Nairobi attack. I’ll try to unpack.
1. The outrage in the #SomeoneTellNYtimes is justified. They never would have applied the same editorial standards to an attack that happened in NYC.
2. This cont. the tradition of western media sensationalizing the suffering and death of the non-western world. They would not have done this if it were NYC, because they more closely identify with the suffering of the victims. It would matter to them. #Nairobi does not.
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