The story which causes us to ask this question is about a Nazi-era expert who – while working on a documentary for the BBC – was told – he claims – by the network – that information about his discovery of hundreds of suspected Nazis should not be turned over to authorities. There is a debate in this decree as well of course. What is the responsibility of the filmmaker, working on behalf of the network? Is it to report what he believes he discovered? Or is it to adhere to standards that suggest his job is to report through his work. And not do the job of authorities.
But it also raises a secondary question. If he can find these alleged Nazis, why can’t(or won’t) the authorities?