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Kenyans attack New York Times, want editor deported

Kenyans attack New York Times, want editor deported

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<p><strong>Kenyans online have called out American media outlet, the New York Times (<span class="caps">NYT</span>) for publishing a photo of one of the people killed in the Tuesday terror attack at a hotel in Nairobi.</strong></p> <p>The <span class="caps">NYT</span> article contains several images from the attack including one showing several bullet-riddled bodies slumped over tables in a restaurant.</p> <p>Using the hashtags #SomeoneTellNYTimes and #deportkimiko, the angry Kenyans have issued several messages to the international community, following the attack that has so far claimed at least 14 lives.</p> <ul> <li>The government of Kenya should deport <span class="caps">NYT</span> East Africa bureau chief, Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura.</li> <li><span class="caps">NYT</span> and the rest of the media, local and international should report positive stories highlighting human triumph, rather than glorifying the terrorists’ actions.</li> <li>Kenya is still a safe country for business and tourism.</li> </ul> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">What Kenyans are saying</h2> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The tragedy in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nairobi?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Nairobi</a> today does not require <a href="https://twitter.com/nytimes?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>nytimes</a> sensationalized photos of bloody bullet-filled bodies slumped over laptops to be understood as horrific. We don’t show dead bloody bodies of American school children. Esp not white ones, right? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SomeoneTellNYtimes?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SomeoneTellNYtimes</a></p>&mdash; Kristin Gilliss Moyer (</code>kristingilliss) <a href="https://twitter.com/kristingilliss/status/1085287740734722048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">15 janvier 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SomeoneTellNYtimes?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SomeoneTellNYtimes</a> we do not need your sensationalized photos to “get the picture”. We have family, friends, fellow Kenyans who have lived the nightmare of terrorism. Some are gone forever. You are a disgrace. Disrespectful.</p>— Kambua (@Kambua) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kambua/status/1085384136544698373?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">16 janvier 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The only mature and responsible newspaper in Kenya so far. Thank you for the Patriotism <a href="https://twitter.com/PDAfrica?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>PDAfrica</a>. Wale wengine kama <a href="https://twitter.com/dailynation?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"></code>dailynation</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/StandardKenya?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>StandardKenya</a> you are giving currency to the terrorists.. Kenya is unbowed. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/deportkimiko?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#deportkimiko</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RiversideAttack?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RiversideAttack</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PrayForKenya?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PrayForKenya</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KenyaAttack?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#KenyaAttack</a> <a href="https://t.co/HuF6MB26qk">pic.twitter.com/HuF6MB26qk</a></p>&mdash; Ptoor Ileet (</code>Freddymcalfie) <a href="https://twitter.com/Freddymcalfie/status/1085428551128633345?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">16 janvier 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And ohh, how about a slight reminder to the New York Times & Daily Express, Nairobi is thiiiis beautiful!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SomeoneTellNYtimes?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SomeoneTellNYtimes</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/deportkimiko?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#deportkimiko</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ReversideAttack?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ReversideAttack</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kenya?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Kenya</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NairobiAttack?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NairobiAttack</a> <a href="https://t.co/RcThCkFcZE">pic.twitter.com/RcThCkFcZE</a></p>— Ken Kwendo (@ken_kwendo) <a href="https://twitter.com/ken_kwendo/status/1085407592204115968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">16 janvier 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is the side of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nairobi?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Nairobi</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/magicalkenya?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#magicalkenya</a> that the international media will most definitely never report. Welcome to Kenya……… <a href="https://t.co/SOUJIn4IcM">pic.twitter.com/SOUJIn4IcM</a></p>— Jimnah Mwangi (@JimnahAdams) <a href="https://twitter.com/JimnahAdams/status/1085265920665288704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 15, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">New York Times defends editorial judgement</h2> <p>Kimiko and the <span class="caps">NYT</span> have since explained the ‘reasoning behind their decision’.</p> <p>‘‘We understand how painful this coverage can be, and we try to be very sensitive in how we handle both words and images in these situations,’‘ read part of the <span class="caps">NYT</span> explanation posted on their official Twitter account.</p> <p>‘‘But we also believe it is important to give our readers a clear picture of the horror of an attack like this.’‘</p> <p>The photo(s) that offended the Kenyans are still included in the <span class="caps">NYT</span> story as of Wednesday morning.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is The New York Times's position on why we published the photos that we did. I've deleted my earlier tweets that did not explain the reasoning behind our decision. <a href="https://t.co/kZBnaJLvqo">https://t.co/kZBnaJLvqo</a></p>— Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura (@kimidefreytas) <a href="https://twitter.com/kimidefreytas/status/1085325684665397249?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 15, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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