"When should the media report on murders by refugees? ARD is publicly financed and therefore free to cover the news without fear that low ratings will drive it into bankruptcy. On August 16th, its Tagesschau evening news bulletin chose not to mention a grim murder in the central German town of Offenbach. A doctor had been stabbed to death in his practise that morning with no obvious explanation for why. Hours later police arrested his suspected murderer - an asylum seeker from Somalia who arrived in the country in late 2015. After receiving complaints from the public for its decision not to cover the crime, Tagesschau’s editor-in-chief Kai Gniffke publicly justified the decision. He explained that Tagesschau only reports on news that has “a societal, national or international relevance - things that are meaningful to the majority of the 83 million Germans.” https://www.thelocal.de/20180827/when-should-the-media-report-on-murders-by-refugees "