Can a newspaper publish pictures of a wreck

My brother was killed in a vehicle accident. And the truck caught on fire and they have pictures of it on the

internet and newspaper and my brother was still in the truck while it was on fire

Asked on October 10, 2017 under Personal Injury, Mississippi


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Sorry to hear about your brother.
The newspaper can publish pictures of the truck because of the First Amendment, Freedom of the Press.
Although it was inappropriate to publish those pictures, when there are tragedies, there are usually news reports with photos.

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