Undercover reporting: Is it ethical?
With the technology and equipment available to journalists these days, doing undercover investigations has never been easier. Tiny hidden cameras and tape recorders that can be put in everything from eye glasses to pens are now available and easy to use. (Don't believe us? Click here.)
Undercover investigations are dramatic and can attract big readership or viewership, but they are also controversial from an ethical point of view, and some governments punish journalists who conduct them.
Is it legal to go undercover in your country? Do you think it is ethical? Why or why not?