Disturbing photo on Yahoo HK News page
Regarding the news article of 壓力爆煲！24歲工程師墮斃 posted on 03/04/2014 on Yahoo HK's webpage, I feel distressed after seeing the photo of the deceased. It was a 太陽報’s article, being posted on Yahoo’s news page.
I was clicking on the first article which comes up on Yahoo HK page under the tag of 時事 and the concerned article was about a man who committed suicide due to distress in work. As soon as the page was opened, there was a photo of the man lying down on the floor with blood all over the place on the top left corner of the page. It was so disturbing and I felt very distressed and worried after seeing such photo, first thing in the morning.
Firstly and most importantly, it is very disrespectful to the deceased, no matter the way he choose to end his life. Secondly, I do think readers should have the choice of whether to view such controversial photos, when we are only interested in reading the text inside.
And reading the comments down the page, I read that a lot of readers share my view. I do not feel, showing a photo of a man who have just committed suicide, without having a spoiler/whatever warning mark beforehand, is an acceptable conduct of journalism.