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Allow families to prevent press reporting of a loved one’s suicide or murder

Submitted by Mari Tucker on Tuesday 19th January 2021

Published on Tuesday 9th March 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 9th September 2021

Current Signatures: 2,250
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Events ~ Government ~ It ~ MURDER ~ Murdered ~ Press ~ Prevent ~ Spending ~ The Government

Petition Action

Allow families to prevent press reporting of a loved one’s suicide or murder

Petition Details

The families of suicide and murder victims must have the right to request reporting restrictions, to prevent intrusive and sometimes prurient reporting of the intimate details of the victims lives.

Additional Information

Journalists do not always think about the trauma it will cause the families of suicide and murder victims by publishing the most personal and intimate details of their lives. It is not in the public interest to hear about spending habits, notes left to loved ones, relationships etc. These are personal real life events and not for consumer entertainment. The Government should give the families the ability to prevent the reporting about the lives and deaths of their loved ones.


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