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The police have released the names of only 10 of the 35 people who died in last month's arson attack on a Kyoto Animation Co studio, saying that people concerned, including relatives of the deceased, have been extremely shocked by the tragic incident. However, many in the media say the names of all the victims should be released, as long as families give their consent. What do you think?

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Respect the relative's decision. Seeing the name of your relative or friend on national tv isn't exactly comforting for everybody, some prefer to grieve in solitude while some get strength from the support of others.

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I say it's up to the relatives of the deceased.

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What's the media's motivation? Do they legitimately fear that in future other information might be withheld?

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The families know that their family member is gone. We, the public have zero requirement to know their names.

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Where does this article get off trying to debate such a private matter? Since when did the media get to make such decisions ahead of relatives?

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However, many in the media say the names of all the victims should be released, as long as families give their consent. 

I guess most people would agree with that. What's the issue? Are "many in the media" suggesting that more than the ten related families have given their consent? If so, it would be helpful to report this.

One reason to make the names public is to avoid the difficult situation of friends and neighbors of those working at the KyoAni building not knowing whether those people were killed or seriously injured.

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Since when did the media get to make such decisions ahead of relatives?

Did you read the quote? "... as long as families give their consent." What part of that implies a decision ahead of relatives.

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why are the families in charge of the news now?

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