“…in Every Matter Concerning the Child”

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The case of Nadia Neethling is exceptional, and has presented the media with particularly difficult choices in reporting. She was first named and shown in the media over a week ago, after being abducted while walking home. She was, thankfully, found a few days later and at the time was said to be in good health and that she had not been abused. Recent events saw the arrest and charging of two people in connection with her abduction. It has also subsequently come to light that the two people arrested have been charged with indecent assault. While some media have been extremely careful in their reporting of the case, others have displayed a flagrant disregard for the privacy of the child.

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