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)
Allow families to prevent press reporting of a loved one’s suicide or murder
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.
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.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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