Arab Today, arab today shock over second death on hit french reality tv show
Last Updated : GMT 23:42:54
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Critics urge restrictions on reality TV programming

Shock over second death on hit French reality TV show

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Shock over second death on hit French reality TV show

Physician Thierry Costa, commits suicide on reality show Koh Lanta
Paris - Arabstoday

Physician Thierry Costa, commits suicide on reality show Koh Lanta The suicide of a doctor on a hit French reality TV show sparked shock on Tuesday, with some blaming media pressure for his death while others urged restrictions on reality programmes. Thierry Costa, a physician on "Koh Lanta" -- the French version of "Survivor" -- killed himself Monday in Cambodia just over a week after a candidate died on set, citing "unfair accusations" against him in the media.
"I hope the witnesses and websites that published these horrors about the Koh Lanta doctor had a bad night," @Sarah_IC said on Twitter, one of many who blamed sites and social networks for spreading misinformation about the candidate's death.
The candidate -- 25-year-old Gerald Babin -- died of a heart attack on the first day of filming on the tropical island of Koh Rong on March 22, prompting French broadcaster TF1 to axe the show's 2013 season, its 16th.
His death on March 22 -- the first in any French reality TV programme -- sparked questions about the way the show was run, and Costa was at the receiving end of accusations he failed to do his job properly.
One widely used anonymous witness statement published on popular website Arret sur Images had questioned his handling of the candidate's death.
"Koh Lanta" production firm Adventure Line Productions, meanwhile, has lodged an official complaint for "slander" over the statement.
The two deaths have also sparked a wider debate in France over reality TV shows, which are hugely popular but are sniffed at by most opinion-makers.
In a Tuesday interview in Le Parisien newspaper, Jeremie Assous -- the lawyer for Babin's family -- hit out at what he said were "many labour code breaches but also breaches in hygiene and security rules" in TV reality shows.
Meanwhile Francoise Laborde -- a journalist and member of state media regulator Conseil Superieur de l'Audiovisuel -- suggested that reality shows needed to be better monitored.
"We could require them to use a psychologist" who would monitor the mental health of reality TV participants during and after filming, she said on Europe 1 radio.
French authorities have already opened a preliminary enquiry into "involuntary homicide" to determine the cause of Babin's death, although the Cambodian authorities have determined that Babin died of natural causes.
According to judicial sources, videos shot while the television programme was being made will be handed over to police on Tuesday, to help with the investigation.
 

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today shock over second death on hit french reality tv show Arab Today, arab today shock over second death on hit french reality tv show

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017

GMT 06:15 2017 Monday ,27 February

Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017
Arab Today, arab today 17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016

GMT 00:47 2017 Monday ,27 February

17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today UN envoy sets out framework

GMT 07:25 2017 Monday ,27 February

UN envoy sets out framework
Arab Today, arab today Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars

GMT 03:52 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars
View News in Arabic - Media: وسائل الإعلام أخبار
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'

GMT 06:42 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 07:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Ola Ghanem hopes to work with M.Ramadan

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 10:51 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Pigs with edited genes show resistance

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday