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Syndicate investigating media outlets that published photos of Salti sisters

By JT - Nov 11,2015 - Last updated at Nov 11,2015

AMMAN — The Jordan Press Association (JPA) council on Tuesday referred media outlets that published photos of the bodies of two women who died late last week to a committee for investigation.

The syndicate’s professional committee will investigate whether the publication of the photos of Soraya and Jumana Salti after their deaths was in violation of the profession’s ethics, according to a JPA statement.

The two sisters were found dead on Friday in an alleged act of suicide.

Initial investigations dismissed the suspicion of foul play, indicating that the sisters fell off the roof of an under-construction building in the Jweideh area. 

The committee is required to send its recommendations on the case to the council, the syndicate said.

Also on Tuesday, the council referred the chief editor of a local news website to the JPA’s disciplinary council over a complaint filed against him by an institution for publishing material it viewed as slanderous.

JPA President Tareq Momani said the referral entails investigating the complaint and whether the chief editor had indeed published material in violation of the law.

 

The disciplinary council is made up of three members and its decisions can be appealed before the administrative court.

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