UK Media Watch prompts Guardian to replace inappropriate photo of Samir Kuntar

Earlier today, we posted about a wildly inappropriate photo chosen by Guardian editors to illustrate a story about an airstrike which killed Samir Kuntar, the Lebanese-Druze terrorist who brutally murdered several Israelis, including a 4-year-old girl, in Nahariya in 1979.

We sent the following tweet to the Guardian’s picture editor:


After a couple of hours, and more than 50 retweets, the editor, Fiona Shields, tweeted back the following:

Here’s the new photo:

new photo of Samir

They also added the following addendum at the bottom of the article:


Many thanks to those of you who retweeted our concerns.

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