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Ethic

Communica-on
Local and Interna-onal Ethics Case
Studies

Local Case Study


Graphic designer ned RM20,000 over Xrated website
the situa-on:
Yunus Hasyim Yaakub, a graphic designer, 29,
voluntarily created and uploaded pornographic
cartoons for commercial purposes.
He was slapped with a RM20,000 ne aIer he
admiJed that.

The Values:
Morality
Religion
Socio-cultural
Legility

The Principles:
Deontology

Teleology

-The graphic designer has duty


to be a religious Muslim and
also duty to be a moral ci-zen in
Malaysia.

-Malaysia is not a open-minded
country which can accept
people to work for pornography
voluntarily.

-Pornography is illegal in
Malaysia, especially he is a
Malay which against Sharia Law .

-The graphic designer bring


shame on his family. His family
need to feel shame on him and
feel unhappy with it.

-As a Muslim, he is a shame to
his religion.

-Rm20,000 is a heavy ne for
him or his family to pay.

The Loyal-es:
-Harith Sha Mohamed, Sessions Court judge, said that,
A strict punishment must be meted out to send a clear
message to the public that such oence is not to be
treated lightly.

-The graphic designer should pay the ne for against the
law.

Interna-onal Case Study


Bangkok: Lecturer kills self aIer stando
The Fact :
Wanchai Danaitamonut, a lecturer at Phranakhon Rajabhat University, who is
suspected of murdering two colleagues on Wednesday, shot himself dead aIer police
tracked him down to hotel and nego-ated with him for about 6 hours.
The Fact (Curbs on live telecast):
The Na-onal Broadcas-ng and Telecommunica-on Com-mission sent an urgent leJer
ordering all television channels in Thailand to stop broadcas-ng live the stando
between Wanchai and
police.

The Principles: Deontology


-Live broadcas-ng increased pressure on the suspect and nego-ators who wanted to
SAVE the suspect's live.

-Media should not interfere in a police opera-on

-dicult for authori-es to handle the situa-on with the risk of undesirable images and
footage.
(The live streaming raised media experts' concern over journalists' ethics.)

-Con-nuously live broadcas-ng Such violent images could be viola-on of the law.

it is sensi-ve that the media should avoid live broadcast, it may violated media ethics

The Values:
Morality
Professional

The Loyal-es:
-The media in Thailand should not have live
broadcast the stando between the
lecturer and police.

-Media should be more professional on
lter the informa-on to public.

References
hJp://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/
2016/05/20/lecturer-kills-self-aIer-stando/
hJp://www.thestar.com.my/news/na-on/
2016/05/20/paying-the-price-for-porn-
graphic-designer-ned-rm20000-over-xrated-
website/