Hello, now I will be discussing with you the three ethical dilemmas that I feel are more important than the others.
Definition: The act of using other’s works as yours, copying
Example: During a school project, forgot to list the sources for the information I got online, got into trouble for that.
How to avoid it: If you want to take other’s works, do not copy the entire thing but only the concept, and the safest is to seek permission from the original owner.
- Invasion of privacy
Definition: Using information or photographs that may harm the owner because he did not want it to be leaked out.
Example: Does not only apply to journalism.
Taking pictures of someone without their permission and posting them online
Spies, leaking information about a secret organisation
How to avoid it: Avoid getting your own information, try to use information that the interviewee sent and permits for using himself/herself.
Definition: Only taking one side of the story. Saying from your point of view.
Example: When someone gets into trouble, there must be two point of views, one from the victim and another form the bully, it does not matter whether he/she committed the fault, they still have their side of the story that probably led to the incident.
How to avoid it: Always tell the story from a third, neutral person’s point of view.
Consequences: The person who leaked the secret may be asked to remove it or if it is a very serious matter, they may be handled by the law.