Outrage Over Images Of Kenyan Attack

Warning: Graphic photo. The CEO of a Kenyan daily newspaper apologized Sunday for the paper’s front-page photo amid reports of top-level firings.

1. The day after at least 68 people were killed in a violent mall attack by Somalian terrorist cell al-Shabab, Kenyan newspaper the Daily Nation depicted the event with a violent cover photograph of an injured woman.

3. Linus Gitahi, the CEO of Nation Media Group, went on Kenyan television to issue an apology for the editorial decision.

6. Charles Onyango-Obbo, a journalist and executive editor for Nation Media Group’s Africa and digital media division, also expressed his regret at the photo’s use.

8. Shortly after the apology was issued, Managing Editor Eric Obino, who approved the photograph, was reported to be fired from the newspaper.

10. Many Kenyans have been offended by the coverage of the events and have taken to social media to urge publications to retract their photographs or reconsider their coverage.

19. Meanwhile, the New York Daily News used the same photo for its front page, and appears to have received little push back from Americans.

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