The German press usually takes some care to try to preserve the anonymity of people charged with serious crimes. They are identified only by their first name and last initial, and while they are still suspects in a criminal case, their faces are obscured either by a black bar or by pixelation. Whether this is required by law is a complicated matter (g) but usually even tabloids take steps to hide the identity of alleged criminal wrongdoers who aren't already the focus of major publicity and whose lives would otherwise not be newsworthy. While the foreign press broadcast the face and last name of Andreas L., the man who crashed a jet plane into the side of a French mountain, the German press declined to do these things. Even so, German press commentators were outraged (g) about the tone of the reporting.
In fact, the press and police often hide the face even of wanted suspects whom they are trying to identify, as in the case of this man alleged to have abused young girls (g).
But apparently that all depends on what sort of person the accused is. A German channel, Spiegel TV, just broadcast a clear image of the face of an alleged criminal, and even hounded him over and over to confess his guilt of his alleged crime, right there on the street. The suspect allegedly yelled right-wing slogans and urinated on migrant children on the Berlin subway, and has been charged with various crimes for this alleged act. Needless to say, this is a despicable action, if proven, etc. etc. Despite what you may have heard, I strongly disapprove of urinating on children. On anybody, for that matter. Unless it's consensual, and really, not even then.
In this (so far unembeddable) video at the 11:30 mark, Spiegel TV urinates on this man's rights, if you will. The reporters (1) show his face clearly; (2) inform the viewers of all of his previous criminal convictions; and (3) pursue him and his friend, asking over and over 'Why did you urinate on those children? Why would you do something so inhuman? Why did you urinate on those children?' Obviously, any answer to this question could have serious legal consequences for the suspect. And since Spiegel TV chose not to conceal his face or voice in any way, the whole world now knows who he is.
Let's conduct a thought experiment. Just few weeks ago, a group of five foreigners allegedly gang-raped (g) a teenage girl in Mönchengladbach, Germany. We know they're not ethnic Germans because the police have announced they have a 'southern complexion', which is code for darkish skin. What if Spiegel TV found one of them, broadcast his unconcealed face, and pursued him down the street and into a building, yelling 'Why did you rape that girl? How could you do something so inhuman? Why did you and your buddies rape her?'
I imagine there would be a tsunami of twitter outrage and complaints to the German Press Council in seconds, and that would be completely appropriate. But in this case ...crickets. So far.