Journalists in line of fire over reporting of terror attacks

March 24, 2016 7:58 AM

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Journalists in line of fire over reporting of terror attacks

Two controversies around the Brussels attacks have shown yet again the thin line the media must tread between breaking the news quickly and not compromising police enquiries.

Just two days before jihadists struck the Belgium capital Tuesday, the police had criticised "the irresponsibility of a certain outlet" which had published information "far too early" about the missing Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, "causing us problems".

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