From the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, a guideline for the press as to how to respond to hostage situations and like crises. It was written in 2007.
(Emphases and greys mine)
THE DUCAT hostage-taking crisis is a coverage replete with lessons. Members of the press would do well to remember them in order to avoid repeating mistakes which, at best, created confusion among the audience and at worst, led to tragedy. Consider it repeated.