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Apple Daily runs most negative stories about children, teenagers

Apple Daily runs most negative stories about children, teenagers

Taipei, Dec. 29 (CNA) More than half of the news stories about children and teenagers published in the first 11 months of this year by Taiwan's four major dailies were negative, with the Apple Daily tabloid contributing the largest number, according to statistics released Tuesday by a media monitoring group.
Of the total of 3,829 news stories about children and teenagers run by the United Daily, China Times, Liberty Times and Apple Daily between January and November, 1,991, or 52 percent, involved negative content such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, drug abuse and delinquency, the statistics reveal.
While 1,474, or 38.5 percent, of the stories were positive, 364, or 9.5 percent, were classified otherwise.
Among the four dailies, Apple Daily published 704 negative reports about children and teenagers, accounting for 80 percent of the reports about children and teenagers run by the paper during the period.
The largest number -- 154 -- of the negative reports related to sexual abuse, the statistics show.
The Apple Daily is often criticized for the sensationalist nature of its crime stories.
Next Media, the company that owns Apple Daily, raised an uproar last month when it launched an online news service that reports murders, sexual assaults and domestic violence using disturbing motion graphics and narration.
(By Tsai Ho-ying and Y.F. Low)




Updated : 2020-12-05 23:11 GMT+08:00