TV Suicide Shines Spotlight on Thorny Euthanasia Question
Deutsche Welle
11-Dec-2008 (one comment)

The screening of a TV documentary in the UK showing a man being assisted in ending his own life has further enflamed debate over the controversial act of assisted suicide. After the airing on SKY TV of the film, "The Right To Die?" by Canada's Oscar-winning director John Zaritsky, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called on the media to avoid "sensationalism.""I think it is very important that these issues are dealt with sensitively and without sensationalism and I hope broadcasters remember that they have a wider responsibility to the general public," Brown said in parliament, adding that he opposed legislation on assisted suicide, which is illegal in Britain.

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