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"Burhan Özbilici, an Associated Press staffer from a country where press freedom is constantly under assault, did his job heroically that evening in Ankara. That’s not in question. But what is controversial is that an image depicting a premeditated murder, staged at a press conference to maximise publicity, is World Press Photo of the Year."
This image of terror should not be photo of the year – I voted against it
Its impact is undeniable, but the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year furthers the compact between martyrdom and publicity
THEGUARDIAN.COM|DE STUART FRANKLIN