Ethics case studies

Winterbourne View scandal: undercover filming

For the BBC’s Panorama programme, a young journalist got a job at a care home and secretly filmed the mistreatment of residents with severe disabilities. The home was shut down. Was the filming justified? One ethical question for teams planning such projects is the duty of care towards the journalist going under cover: will they be in danger, or suffer trauma?

Winterbourne View abuse scandal: Timeline – BBC
Panorama: Undercover Care, review – Telegraph


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