Home » Bad Captions»

VIDEO Interview with Icon from Benazir Bhutto Assassination (Credit: Video production by Dale Fitzgerald)

Editor’s Note : FOUR YEARS AGO, MRS. BENAZIR BHUTTO WAS MURDERED. Who was the Man in the Brown Jacket? Newspapers around the world featured an emotional man in a brown jacket walking among the splattered human remains in the aftermath of the suicide bomb and gun fire that took her life and the lives of twenty-four other people.The photo captions speculated that he was a Bhutto follower, but the journalists present at the assassination scene never asked him his name. The grisly images on the Associated Press website have incorrect time stamps. Why? Our six-part special investigation, to be published during the weeklong anniversary of Mrs. Bhutto’s death, explores these questions and more.

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN –An unnamed, emotional man in a brown jacket was featured on the front pages of newspapers throughout the world following Benazir Bhutto’s murder four years ago on Dec 27, 2007. iMediaEthics reporter Malik Ayub Sumbal recently conducted an exclusive video interview with the man, Muhammad Yaseen Khan, on the site of Bhutto attack, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Yaseen reveals for the first time details about who he is and how he feels after that terrible day. It turns out he was a “supporter” of Bhutto even thorugh media reported that he was before verifying it as fact. Associated Press photo captions for a series of images by B.K. Bangash state that the unnamed man was “a supporter of Pakistan former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto” and that he “mourns deaths of his colleagues after a suicide attack in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007” without knowing it was true. iMediaEthics found the man in the brown jacket, Yaseen, to ask.  See the Video interview just below.

Also see Part 1 and Part 2 of this investigation.

You May Also Like...

iMediaEthics Wins 1st Mirror Award for Photojournalism Ethics Report

UPDATE: 12/30/2011 11:38 AM EST: Fixed date stamp. Story was published Dec. 28.

Submit a tip / Report a problem

Mrs. Bhutto’s Murder Anniversary Part 3: VIDEO Interview with Icon from Benazir Bhutto Assassination

Share this article:

Comments Terms and Conditions

  • We reserve the right to edit/delete comments which harass, libel, use coarse language and profanity.
  • We moderate comments especially when there is conflict or negativity among commenters.
  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *