Rebecca Wexler/CPJ Guest Blogger
Rebecca Wexler is an independent documentary filmmaker, visiting fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project, and co-founder of the Yale Visual Law Project. She holds a bachelor’s in history of science from Harvard College and a master’s in philosophy in history of science and technology from Cambridge University, where she was a Gates Scholar. Wexler recently completed work as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Sri Lanka.
Integrity vs. authenticity in video journalism
Back in November 2010, Britain’s Channel 4 broadcast a leaked video that appears to show men in Sri Lankan military uniforms executing bound prisoners, the camera panning across a series of bodies laid out in a ditch. Family and friends identified one of those bodies as that of Tamil Tiger TV newscaster Shoba, also known…